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Book review: eco-cities and the transition to low carbon economies

Karvonen, Andrew (2015) Book review: eco-cities and the transition to low carbon economies. LSE Review of Books (17 Aug 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Eco-cities have emerged as a response to the ‘Age of Crisis’ that author Federico Caprotti argues we are living in via his book Eco-Cities and the Transition to Low Carbon Economies. Through a study of two well-known projects, Tianjin Eco-City in China and Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, Caprotti explores the upside of this new urban design, writes Andrew Karvonen, but also finds the normative vision of eco-cities promoted by the scientific and technical elites to be severely limited.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2017 14:46
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2020 23:13
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/73485

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