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


  • Wei Tu

    () (Georgia Southern University)


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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  • Wei Tu, 2011. "Assessing Urban Environmental Management Practice with a Scalar Approach. The Shanghai Case," Symphonya. Emerging Issues in Management, University of Milano-Bicocca, issue 2 Global , pages 60-74.
  • Handle: RePEc:sym:journl:168:y:2011:i:2

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