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2012-UrbanSustainability-coverEnvironmental Sustainability in Urban Centers: Efficiency and new technologies in the provision of urban services (2012)
184 pages
ISBN: 978-981-07-1027-9

This publication is a summary of presentations, discussions, and recommendations resulting from PECC seminars that focused on new technologies and efficient measures being applied at various urban centers in areas of public service and infrastructure.  Related industry leaders, academics, and urban policy-makers had gathered in Auckland (December 2009) and then in Perth (April 2011) to address the regional challenges and to share the best local practices. The entire report can be downloaded by clicking here (pdf, 3.14MB).

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