Sustainability in the city scale to fight global warming

Tokuç A., Köktürk G. G.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GLOBAL WARMING, vol.3, pp.173-193, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1504/ijgw.2011.038378
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.173-193
  • Keywords: sustainability, sustainable cities, sustainability indicators, solar cities, energy cities, ecological cities, global warming
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Cities are a hub of activity, transition and living. From the design of the infrastructure to the design of the buildings, from transportation to industry, there are lots that can be done to make a city better suited to sustainability. Yet, questions like "Is renovating a fossil city the way to go?" or "How much can be done to make a present city more sustainable?" need to be answered. The answers will be searched by selecting and examining cities around the world and in Turkey, in terms of selected indicators of sustainability in city scale. Consequently, the selected cities will be compared.