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Sustainable City Building that Grows the Economy

Eco-districts offer a template for sustainable city building that can be replicated and adapted in cities around the world. But while these areas they have been implicitly linked to broader economic growth, proof of that has been limited. Now, researchers in Stockholm have found a link between eco-districts and regional cleantech in the city, strongly suggesting that sustainable city building and economic growth can occur hand-in-hand. While studies in other cities are needed to support these findings, this could be a powerful new incentive to build green.

Mitchell Reardon

Mitchell Reardon is the TH!NK by IBI blog curator, a land use planner and urban experimenter. His interdisciplinary work centres on people and how they live, work and move through the city. Mitchell is enjoying life in Vancouver, after 6 years of living and working in Stockholm, Sweden. Catch up with him on Twitter: @MitchellReardon

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