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Towards a Liveable and Sustainable Urban Environment: Eco-Cities in East Asia

Fook, Lye Liang

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Synopsis: With cities rapidly encroaching onto surrounding lands, the notion of "eco-city" proposes an innovative yet pragmatic approach to designing, building and operating cities in a way that the destructive impact of human urban activity upon nature will be significantly reduced.

This book comprises of papers from a workshop organized by the East Asian Institute on Eco-cities in East Asia on 27 February 2009 in Singapore. Contributed by scholars, officials and environmental specialists from Japan, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines, the papers focus on how individual governments in these countries undertake eco-city projects. The book also highlights best practices that are useful to policy makers and anyone else who seeks to learn from the experiences of other countries in order to reduce their ecological footprints.

About the Author: Chen Gang is a Research Fellow in the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore. He studied international relations and obtained his Ph.D. degree at the China Foreign Affairs University. He is the single author of the book The Kyoto Protocol and International Cooperation against Climate Change (Beijing: Xinhua Press, 2008) and Politics of China s Environmental Protection: Problems and Progress (Singapore: World Scientific, 2009). His research papers have appeared in refereed journals such as The Chinese Journal of International Politics, The Journal of East Asian Affairs, American Studies Quarterly, Journal of China Foreign Affairs University and the International Forum. His research interests include China s domestic politics and foreign policy, environmental governance, international relations and transnational cooperation against climate change.

Lye Liang Fook is currently a Research Fellow at the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore. His research interests include China s central-local relations, propaganda and the media (particularly newspaper media groups), leadership changes and political stability in China. He was part of a team that completed a study on the Suzhou Industrial Park, the flagship project between China and Singapore. He has also written about the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city project. He was formerly with the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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