In the face of growing needs and problems around urbanization, the sustainable development of cities does not lie only in technology, research and innovation. Sustainable local development also results from a combination of different elements related to the development of social cohesion, the local economy, the environment and culture; also, crucially, it depends on the autonomy of local authorities and the adoption of the most appropriate system of governance. In addition, the urgent need to create better and more liveable cities is now inextricably linked with the integration of environmental principles, in order to prevent the waste of resources and mitigate climate change by restricting CO2 emissions. Within this framework, new strategies have been implemented for the development of ‘New Towns’ or satellite cities. This publication gathers together contributions from different experts involved in the EAST (Euro Asia Sustainable Towns) project. The contributors originate from India, China, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, the United States and France, and come from a variety of different backgrounds, including academic researchers, urban planners, architects, political scientists and practitioners. ; In the face of growing needs and problems around urbanization, new strategies have been implemented for the development of ‘New Towns’. The urgent need to create better and more liveable cities is now inextricably linked with the integration of environmental principles, in order to prevent the waste of resources and mitigate climate change. ; Contents: Pascaline Gaborit: Urban Ingredients and Formulas for European and Asian Sustainable Towns (EAST) – Harry Den Hartog: New Towns in China and India. Urban Promises or Urban Headaches? – Jean-Pierre Marchetti: From the New Town to the Sustainable Town. A New Form of Governance – Julien Woessner: «How can we move on from Machinism?» The European Search for Alternative Urban Models – Jeffrey Raven: Shaping Resilient Cities in China, India and the United States – Leon Yu: Luodian New Town. The Cooperation between the Government and the Market – Yogesh Agashe: India: New Towns Planning, Challenges for Urban Areas – Isabelle Milbert: From New Towns to Special Economic Zones. Issues Related to Greenfield Urban Development in India – Alpa Nawre: Managing Water in the Land of the Asian Monsoons. A Planning Alternative for Naya Raipur, India – Maximilian Rech: Municipal Solid Waste Management. Implementing Best Practices in Europe & Asia – Honoré van Rijswijk: Integrate Industry within the City.
Pascaline Gaborit has more than ten years of experience working with local authorities, experts and research centres as director of the ENTP (European New Towns and Pilot Cities) Platform. She coordinates exchanges, events, panels and projects, as well as giving occasional lectures. She is the author of several books and reports, and advocates cooperation and exchange between local authorities, experts and researchers.