Accelerating the transition to equitable, sustainable, and livable cities: Toward post-fossil carbon societies

Yong Geng*, Tsuyoshi Fujita, Raimund Bleischwitz, Anthony Chiu, Joseph Sarkis

*Corresponding author for this work

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Rapid urbanization brought many environmental issues, leading to an urgent need on urban environmental governance. This special issue aims to focus on such a topic so that cities can accelerate their transition to equitable, sustainable, and livable Cities. Twenty-six papers were selected in this special issue, with different foci on different topics in different cities. These papers can be categorized into the following: reviews, policy orientations, metric and indicators, consumer behaviors and lifestyles, innovative designs and implementations, and tools. These papers discuss various topics related with urban environmental governance and can provide valuable insights to those city managers so that they can improve their environmental governance and move their cities toward post-fossil carbon societies. By summarizing the key contributions of these papers, an integrated framework on effective urban environmental governance is proposed so that cities can increase their resources efficiency, reduce overall waste production, and respond global climate change.
Original languageEnglish
Article number118020
Peer-reviewed scientific journalJournal of Cleaner Production
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 21.08.2019
MoE publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal


  • 512 Business and Management
  • Urban environmental governance
  • Urban transition
  • Low carbon society
  • Equitable city
  • Sustainable city
  • Livable city

Areas of Strength and Areas of High Potential (AoS and AoHP)

  • AoHP: Humanitarian and societal logistics


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