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Assessing Urban Environmental Management Practice with a Scalar Approach. The Shanghai Case

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  • Wei Tu

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    (Georgia Southern University)

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    Shanghai's urban environmental management in the past three decades has been focused primarily on the environmental problems at the intra-urban level. While this 'end of pipe' approach greatly mitigated domestic and industrial pollution, progresses were much slower in dealing with environmental impacts both at a smaller (i.e., those related to people's daily activities) scale and at a larger (i.e., those related to inter-urban/regional or global issues) scale. Urban environmental management policies in Shanghai and China should prioritize and address urban environmental impacts at continuous geographic scales to achieve long-term 'triple bottom line' sustainability.

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    Article provided by University of Milano-Bicocca in its journal Symphonya. Emerging Issues in Management.

    Volume (Year): (2011)
    Issue (Month): 2 Global Cities and Knowledge Management - 2 ()
    Pages: 60-74

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    Handle: RePEc:sym:journl:168:y:2011:i:2

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    Keywords: Urban Sustainability; Scalar Approach; Shanghai; China; Environmental Management DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.4468/2011.2.06tu;

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