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Are we building competitive and liveable cities?: Guidelines for developing eco-efficient and socially inclusive infrastructure

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Are we building competitive and liveable cities?: Guidelines for developing eco-efficient and socially inclusive infrastructure

Autor institucional: NU. CEPAL - NU. ESCAP Physical Description: 125 páginas. Editorial: ESCAP Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9789746802918


This guideline jointly published by The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), in partnership with the Urban Design Lab of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, provides practical tools for city planners and decision makers to reform urban planning and infrastructure design according to the principles of eco-efficiency and social inclusiveness. It includes case studies from the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Japan and Sri Lanka.

Table of contents

Part 1: Addressing the urban challenge. -- WHY do we need eco-efficient and socially inclusive urban infrastructure?. -- 1.1 Why focus on cities? -- 1.2 Why focus on infrastructure? -- 1.3 Why focus on eco-efficiency? -- Part 2: Strategic principles. -- WHAT can we do to build infrastructure eco-efficiently and inclusively? -- 2.1 Lead the change. -- 2.2 Bridge the gap. -- 2.3 Link sectors and actors. -- 2.4 Recognize the value of sustainable infrastructure. -- 2.5 Turn “green” into a business opportunity. -- 2.6 Build the city for people, together with the people. -- Part 3: Strategic planning. -- HOW can we plan infrastructure in an eco-efficient and inclusive way? -- Stage A: Where are we now? -- Stage B: Where do we want to go? -- Stage C: How do we get there? -- Stage D: Are we getting there? -- Part 4: Case studies . -- WHO is making the change? -- 1. Active, Beautiful and Clean waters programme in Singapore Water resource management and ecological conservation. -- 2. Eco-industrial park in Ulsan, Republic of Korea Integrated resource management . -- 3. Taehwa River restoration project in Ulsan, Republic of Korea Water management with an eco-efficient vision. -- 4. Encouraging reduction, reuse and recycling rather than landfilling in Ulsan, Republic of Korea Eco-efficient solid waste management. -- Page 5. Community-based decentralized solid waste management in Matale, Sri Lanka Pro-poor and eco-efficient solid waste management. -- 6. Options for a pro-poor eco-settlement in Miraculous Hills Resettlement Site in Rodriguez, Philippines Pro-poor eco-settlement . -- 7. Eco-efficient urban freight transport and public wholesale markets in Nagoya, Japan Urban freight and logistics. -- WHAT more could be done? -- 8. Green building initiative in Dushanbe, Tajikistan Promoting energy efficiency in public buildings through retrofitting and design. -- 9. Improving planning processes in La Serena-Coquimbo, Chile Eco-efficient urban transport systems. -- 10. Eco-efficient and inclusive urban infrastructure in the Caribbean Corridor of Santa Marta, Barranquilla and Cartagena, Colombia Urban service infrastructure – drinking water, lighting and transportation. -- Annex 1: Actors. -- Annex 2: Indicators. -- Annex 3: Eco-efficient actions and strategies. -- Annex 4: The importance of urban design.