Eco-districts offer a template for sustainable city building that can be replicated and adapted in cities around the world. But while these areas they have been implicitly linked to broader economic growth, proof of that has been limited. Now, researchers in Stockholm have found a link between eco-districts and regional cleantech in the city, strongly suggesting that sustainable city building and economic growth can occur hand-in-hand. While studies in other cities are needed to support these findings, this could be a powerful new incentive to build green.

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