“Arup, the global planning, engineering and design consultancy, has signed a contract with Shanghai Industrial Investment Corporation (SIIC) to plan the world’s first sustainable city – an eco-city – at Dongtan, in Shanghai, China.

Arup’s approach to integrated sustainable urban planning and design will help to turn SIIC’s vision into reality and will create a city with lower energy consumption and one which is as close to being carbon neutral as possible within economic constraints.”

eco cities vs. instant cities

Liuzhou in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

The plan preserves existing stream and wetland communities and calls for the new town to return clean, healthy water to the ecosystem at equal rates and in the same patterns of the undeveleped site through the use of integrated strategies. The overall goal is to make Liuzhou's water cleaner, its air fresher, and its people happier.

Project Partners: China Housing Industry Association & China-U.S. Center for Sustainable Development

McDonough and partners

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