From eco-urbanism to eco-fusion: an augmented multi-scalar framework in sustainable urbanism

Cheshmehzangi, Ali and Flynn, Andrew and Tan-Mullins, May and Xie, Linjun and Deng, Wu and Mangi, Eugenio and Chen, Weixuan (2021) From eco-urbanism to eco-fusion: an augmented multi-scalar framework in sustainable urbanism. Sustainability, 13 (4). p. 2373. ISSN 2071-1050

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Abstract

This paper introduces the new concept of “eco-fusion” through an exploratory case study

project. It suggests the importance of multi-scalar practice in the broader field of eco-urbanism.

This study introduces eco-fusion as a multiplexed paradigm, which is then discussed in two different

development models. This paper first highlights the position of “eco” in urbanism by providing a

brief account of key terms and how they relate to one another. It then points out the associations

between eco-fusion and sustainable urban development. Through an exploratory case study example

in China, the practical factors of eco-development are assessed. The study aims to provide

a set of intermediate development stages while maintaining each spatial level’s interface in their

own defined and distinguished contexts. The key objective is to consider integrating the natural

and built environments, which is considered the best practice of eco-development in urbanism.

This study’s findings highlight integrated methods in eco-urbanism and suggest new directions for

eco-planning/eco-design strategies.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is Gold OA
Keywords: eco-fusion; eco-urbanism; multi-scalar approach; sustainable urbanism; sustainable cities
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Science and Engineering > Department of Architecture and Built Environment
University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of International Studies
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.3390/su13042373
Depositing User: QIU, Lulu
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2021 03:57
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2021 03:57
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/65353

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