Enabling GrEEEn Cities: An Operational Framework for Integrated Urban Development in Southeast Asia

Publication | November 2014

Responding to the challenge of rapid urbanization for sustainable urban development and environmental planning, this paper proposes a paradigm shift for improving livability and resilience in cities through a Green Cities Approach.

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The paper presents a “model” for integrated urban development and environment planning that was developed to take the “3E” strategies of economic competitiveness, environmental sustainability, and equity, from theory to practice in Southeast Asia, under the regional technical assistance (TA) Green Cities: A Sustainable Urban Future in Southeast Asia, and based on simultaneous learning from sector work on green cities in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam. 

By “doing things differently,” the GrEEEn Cities Approach (GCA) provides solutions to the related challenges of environmental degradation, inefficient resource consumption, inequitable growth, and increased risks of climate change and natural disasters that compromise quality of life.



  • Abstract
  • GrEEEn Cities Operational Framework: Concept
  • GrEEEn City Action Plan
  • Implementation
  • Conclusion: Connecting the Dots
  • References

Additional Details

  • Environment
  • Urban environmental improvement
  • Urban development
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
  • WPS146999-2

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