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Transforming Cities with Transit
This book explores the complex process of transit and land-use integration in rapidly growing cities in developing countries. As one of the most promising strategies for advancing environmental sustainability, economic competitiveness, and socially inclusive development in fast-growing cities, transit and land-use integration is increasingly being embraced by policy-makers at all levels of government. This book focuses on identifying barriers to and opportunities for effective coordination of transport infrastructure and urban development. Global best-case practices of transit-oriented metropolises that have direct relevance to cities in developing countries are first introduced. [PDF of Overview] [Full report, widget] [Abstract in Chinese]

Bellagio Conference Report: Tomorrow’s City Today, Eco City Indicators, Standard and Framework
This report is the result of a collaborative initiative co-ordinated by the International Eco-Cities Initiative (University of Westminster, London/ Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore/ Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC). It is based on the joint work by a group of international experts who convened for a three-day conference held at the Rockefeller Bellagio Center in Bellagio, Italy, to discuss the development of indicators, standards and frameworks for urban sustainability initiatives. The report summarizes the proceedings of the conference Tomorrow’s City: Developing International Standards and Policy for Eco-Cities, and includes the Bellagio statement, jointly drawn up by the participants at the end of the conference.

Vietnam Urban Briefs - Eco2 Cities: Overview and Application in Vietnam
English | Vietnamese (pdf files, June 2012) 

Eco2 Cities Guide. This Guide is supplementary to the book titled Eco² Cities: Ecological Cities as Economic Cities (Eco² Book) and highlights essential, practical elements of planning and implementing Eco2 Cities.

Recent events

May 22, 2012
Washington, DC

Seminar on Integrated Spatial Development

This seminar shed light on the critical nature of transportation and land use integration and discussed the institutional, policy, regulatory, and financial constraints and other political economy issues facilitating or restraining integration. | read more

March 13, 2012
Washington, DC

Seminar: OECD Compact City Policies: A Comparative Assessment

This seminar discussed OECD’s new report, Compact City Policies: A Comparative Assessment. The report examines the concept of the compact city and the implication of the current urban context for compact city policies. It explores their potential outcomes, particularly in terms of how they can contribute to Green Growth, and looks at developing indicators to monitor compact cities and track policy performance. | read more


Eco2 Cities synopsis (pdf, 535KB)

Last updated: March 19, 2013

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