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Challenges in Adapting Sustainable City Solutions from Finland to Different Contexts Worldwide: A Libyan Case Study

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VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., PO Box 1000, FI-02044 VTT Espoo, Finland
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Research Group on Sustainability in Construction and Industry giSCI-UPM, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, ETSIA—Ciudad Universitaria, s/n, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Sustainability Laboratory Oy, 00640 Helsinki, Finland
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Energies 2019, 12(10), 1883; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12101883
Received: 21 March 2019 / Revised: 11 May 2019 / Accepted: 13 May 2019 / Published: 17 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Section F: Energy and Buildings)
The EcoCity concept presented here has been designed in Finland and improved through collaboration with local partners and stakeholders to adapt to varying contexts while trying to provide solutions for the improvement of human settlements around the world, particularly in the Global South. Supported by specific methodologies and effective facilitation processes and skills, also developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. (VTT), it provides a structured yet flexible framework for conducting the complex dialogue leading to ecocity implementation, the importance of which is typically overlooked. This article discusses the theoretical underpinnings of the concept in relation to the general ecocity debate, as well as its main historical influences linked to the Finnish urban development tradition. The process thus enabled is illustrated by a Libyan case study. View Full-Text
Keywords: EcoCity; capacity building; Eco-Viikki; local adaptation; New Urban Agenda (NUA); participation; sustainable urban development EcoCity; capacity building; Eco-Viikki; local adaptation; New Urban Agenda (NUA); participation; sustainable urban development
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Antuña-Rozado, C.; García-Navarro, J.; Huovila, P. Challenges in Adapting Sustainable City Solutions from Finland to Different Contexts Worldwide: A Libyan Case Study. Energies 2019, 12, 1883. https://doi.org/10.3390/en12101883

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Antuña-Rozado C, García-Navarro J, Huovila P. Challenges in Adapting Sustainable City Solutions from Finland to Different Contexts Worldwide: A Libyan Case Study. Energies. 2019; 12(10):1883. https://doi.org/10.3390/en12101883

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Antuña-Rozado, Carmen, Justo García-Navarro, and Pekka Huovila. 2019. "Challenges in Adapting Sustainable City Solutions from Finland to Different Contexts Worldwide: A Libyan Case Study" Energies 12, no. 10: 1883. https://doi.org/10.3390/en12101883

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