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Ten Key Principles of Low Carbon Urbanization

The China Urban Sustainability Coalition, along with multiple non-profit organizations that advocate for sustainable urbanization in China, jointly released the Ten Key Principles of Low Carbon Urbanization.

It concludes: that raising land use efficiency is the key to achieving low carbon urban form; that it is essential to integrate non-motorized transport (walking and biking) to the public transport network; that measures such as mixed land use, raising the operational efficiency and service level of public transport, and strengthening parking demand management can reduce motor vehicle use, thereby reducing urban carbon emissions; that when developing low-carbon industry and commerce, cities should not only pay attention to the upgrading of technological equipment, but also emphasize the process management of energy and resource utilization efficiency; and that cities should focus on public participation, low carbon community development and multi-stakeholder governance.