Jiang, Wen, Pitts, Adrian and Gao, Yun (2015) Planning and Design Strategies for Sustainable Urban Development. In: The 1st international Conference on Sustainable Buildings and Structures & The 2nd Low Carbon Construction Industrialization Forum, 30th - 31st October 2015, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China.

In order to create high impact low-carbon architecture it is necessary to address issues at the urban scale. This paper reviews methods adopted in the UK, Hong Kong and America and develops a series of themes that should be incorporated in modern city development strategies to produce green and sustainable outcomes. These are concerned with: planning policies and building regulations; neighborhood and site planning; and building design. Underlying themes which must be incorporated are connected to: building façade, systems design and operation; energy demand and supply; transportation systems; water supply and use; and wastes/pollution issues. To achieve success a number of support mechanisms are needed including strategic and infrastructure development, implementation of assessment frameworks, and the distribution of information and knowledge to stakeholders. The themes are compared to recent developments in the city of Kunming and proposals for future applications are explored.

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