Developing Greener Cities in China

Urban Land, p. 48, February 2006

5 Pages Posted: 23 May 2007

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Edward H. Ziegler

University of Denver Sturm College of Law


This article discusses sustainable development issues in China related to recent policy initiatives shaping urban planning and design policies throughout China. The article discusses recent plans for large satellite cities outside China's major cities and discusses zoning and planning issues related to the development of these cities as pedestrian and bicycle friendly urban areas. Specific plans for the satellite city Qingpu near Shanghai are discussed in the context of addressing the related issues of energy, the automobile, and urban sprawl. The article examines these urban planning policies as a form of New Urbanism with Chinese characteristics.

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Ziegler, Edward H., Developing Greener Cities in China. Urban Land, p. 48, February 2006. Available at SSRN:

Edward H. Ziegler (Contact Author)

University of Denver Sturm College of Law ( email )

2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208
United States

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