Meso Level: Eco-Neighbourhood/Community Cases in China

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From the perspective of the urban built environment, neighbourhood is a linkage between the individual households and the broad urban context. It is a relatively small geographical unit where social, economic and environmental inter-activities occur. Thus, evaluating a neighbourhood should not only address exactly the immediate neighbourhood environment but also include both of the constituent components, such as buildings and people, and the larger spatial context that exerts impacts such as location and urban infrastructure. In this chapter, we explore eight cases of meso scale representing some of the prominent eco-neighbourhood/community projects in China. These projects are divided into four categories of: (1) Eco-Industrial Park; (2) Eco-Village; (3) Eco-Business Park; and (4) Eco-Residential Compound. Each case study is assessed based on their eco-initiatives and green features. We provide a case study reflection for all cases.




Deng, W., & Cheshmehzangi, A. (2018). Meso Level: Eco-Neighbourhood/Community Cases in China. In Palgrave Series in Asia and Pacific Studies (pp. 157–185). Springer.

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