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Smart Cities
Solutions for China's Rapid Urbanization

Issue Paper
The number of Chinese residents migrating from rural to urban areas in the next two decades will be roughly equivalent to the relocation of the population of the United States, a transformation that may bring disastrous consequences without careful planning. This December 2007 issue paper provides a comprehensive set of recommendations for smart growth strategies that promote more efficient use of land, services, and resources.
Accelerating the Greening of China
Promoting Cutting-edge Environmental Solutions in China

Index
In the past three decades, China's explosive growth has resulted in serious environmental problems with impacts beyond China's borders. NRDC is working with key Chinese government agencies, research institutes, lawyers and environmental groups to help promote cutting-edge environmental solutions in China. These factsheets describe NRDC's work to help address some of China's most pressing environmental challenges.

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Affordable Green Housing
The Green Communities Initiative will build thousands of affordable, environmentally friendly homes across the country.

Overview
The Green Communities Initiative, a project of NRDC and Enterprise Community Partners, will build thousands of affordable, environmentally friendly homes across the country.
More Choices, Less Traffic
It's time to get America moving by investing to expand and improve public transportation

Overview
It is time to revamp America's ailing road and rail networks to create a competitive, 21st century solution. What we need is a more modern, balanced transportation system that offers people choices, so they can enjoy the freedom of being able to travel shorter distances or less often by car.
Sustainable Neighborhoods
Solutions for Sustainability

Overview
One of the most important models of sustainable growth is the neighborhood, where increments of development actually occur and where most people connect with their cities, their environments, and each other on an everyday basis.
Sustainable Practices on Key Urban Issues
Solutions for Sustainability

Overview
Specific issues like water quality and sustainable food are a challenge in all cities.  NRDC is creating models to solve a selected set of key urban challenges that can be applied to other cities nationwide.

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