Caprotti, Federico. Eco-cities and the transition to low carbon economies. Springer, 2014.   New cities have been building up out of nothing around the world, most prominently in developing countries with enough capital to invest in such high-stake projects. China …

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News Article: Subler, Jason. “China Looks to Tianjin as Beacon for Economy.” Reuters News, September 26, 2006.   Before the Tianjin Eco-city had started developing, Tianjin’s municipality already had a prospering economy, with present foreign businesses and manufacturing companies of …

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The advertisement for the Tianjin Eco-city is largely focused on a lifestyle pertaining to the middle class. With schools on every block, a parading of better human scaled streets, environmentally friendly energy resources and such, the new urban center was …

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In 2003, Business Bay was established in order to develop a new modern Central Business District just like Manhattan.[1] On the one hand, under the context of globalization and industrialization, it is developed as a regional business capital which indicated …

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Dubai has changed its role from a fishing, pearling and trade country to an oil petroleum industry and international enter pot trade country from the early 20th century to 1960s and 1970s with several important events such as the discovery …

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