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China began to rethink its policies in light of its worsening environmental crises. There is a cry for cities to be made green and for urban development to be environmentally sensitive. Will green projects move beyond test phases and succeed in meeting their goals of small-footprint urban design? Program researchers provide tools to help planners and policymakers understand the determinants of implementing green planning.

Key areas of study include:

  • Integration of environmental policy with urban planning
  • Successful environmental planning practices/case studies
  • Planning for climate change


How To Promote Low-Carbon City Through Master Plan–Learning from the City of New York
Yan Song, Ke Peng

How Should Urban Planning Respond to Climate Change: Learning from Local Strategies in the U.S.
Yan Song, Zhidan Liu,Ke Peng