Green Economy Themes: Pathway to Sustainable Urban Development

Mohammad Refaat Mohammad Abdelaal, Islam Sallam

This century, the growth and development of many world cities are pushed by an economy that supports sustainable, liveable and wealthy communities through integrated ecological, and socio-economic agendas that encourage human and environmental well-being.
Governments nowadays seek efficient methods to manage their nations towards better, more sustainable cities, while also considering socio-ecological limits. A green economy has been proposed as a way to support sustainable development.
This paper focuses on the green economy idea and demonstrates how it is applied in urban planning through international case studies, suggests a framework for a green economy and concludes with a set of recommendations for application in Egyptian cities.

Keywords

Green economy; sustainable urban planning; energy efficiency

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