This report synthesises the findings from six case studies of urban green growth
policies, four at city level (Paris, Chicago, Stockholm, Kitakyushu) and two at the
national level (China, Korea). It offers a definition of urban green growth and a
framework for analysing how it might play out in different types of cities. It demonstrates
the importance of urban policies for achieving national environmental policy goals
and discusses the increased efficiency of policy intervention at the urban level.
It identifies urban activities to reduce environmental impact that are most likely
to contribute to the policy priorities of job creation, urban attractiveness, metro-regional
supply of green products and services, and increased urban land values. It also provides
guidance on addressing potential financing and governance challenges that may arise
in pursuing urban green growth. Finally, the report offers a preliminary proposal
for how green growth in cities could be measured.