Future Eco-Development in China and Beyond

Wu Deng, Ali Cheshmehzangi

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In this chapter, we first consider some of the past and current trends of eco-development, both globally and focused on the experience of China. We provide a detailed analysis of eco-development approaches that exist in the built environment at three spatial levels. Afterwards, we provide a comprehensive analysis of ‘eco’ from a multiscalar perspective. In this part, we look into issues of climate change and how it effects urban resilience, and as such, eco-development as our mainstream. We then discuss more about the context of China and precisely explore the importance of the regional context and climatic conditions, stakeholder constellations as part of project development, and traditions as rightful methods for the future. In the final section of the chapter, we highlight some future directions and give an insight about what directions will be suitable in China, if the concept of eco- is going to continue and strive for further development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPalgrave Series in Asia and Pacific Studies
Number of pages40
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NamePalgrave Series in Asia and Pacific Studies
ISSN (Print)2662-7922
ISSN (Electronic)2662-7930


  • Eco-development
  • Future directions
  • Integration
  • Stakeholder constellations
  • Traditions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations


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