This document provides a holistic and integrated sustainable development framework for the development of liveable, economically productive, socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable cities and communities in China. The framework identifies key objectives and principles to achieve urban sustainability and provides specific guidelines for implementation and performance assessment.
Competition for space is becoming more acute as the economy clusters ever more in cities, particularly in city centres. Previous work by Centre for Cities has shown that high-skilled, knowledge-based jobs are increasingly located in successful city centres because of the benefits on offer compared with other parts of the country. This has sparked a revival in city centre living, as the most vibrant city centres once more offer the lifestyle that residents — specifically young professionals — are looking for.
This paper presents a multi-method (interviews, cost-benefit analysis, technical monitoring) longitudinal evaluation of ten social housing dwellings in Horsham (Victoria, Australia), including four low-energy and six control houses.