PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2010, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (10): 1209-1216.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2010.10.008

Special Issue: 人口与城市研究

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Some Points on the Sustainable Cities Research

GAO Lijie1,2, CUI Shenghui1, GUO Qinghai, SHI Longyu1   

  1. 1. Institute of Urban Environment, CAS, Xiamen 361003, China;
    2. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Online:2010-10-25 Published:2010-10-25


Sustainable city construction has become a fundamental guarantee for the sustainable development of human society. This paper systematically analyzed the sustainable city concept and its developing course, and presented an overview of the contemporary ideologies, trend of practices, methodologies,future discourses and key factors associated with sustainable city. It was required for the sustainable city construction to actively address the effectiveness of urban dimensions (form, structure and function), ecology, community and economic welfare sustainability. Meanwhile, building up the capacity of local government combining with political renovation, consciousness towards sustainable city and engagement of citizens had been identified as crucial factors for the successful implementation of local sustainability policies.

Key words: construction practices, research prospect, sustainable development, urban form, sustainable city