Ecocity thinking and practices are rising in world consciousness, as evidenced by CNN running two stories today with connections to the Ecocity World Summit.
LONDON, England (CNN) — It’s easy to overlook the impact buildings have on greenhouse gas emissions, but the places where we live and work contribute over 30 percent of global greenhouse emissions.
An artist’s impression of how the Dongtan eco-city will look like when it is completed. The first stage is due to open in 2010.
Today, architects are transforming our urban landscapes in ways which were previous unimaginable. Aided by cutting edge design and construction techniques, the bold new structures of today owe much to the techniques used by pre and early industrial pioneers. [Read this article]
And Peter Head was given his own profile, talking about his work in Dongtan.
(CNN) — Peter Head is Director of urban design and development at Arup, the global design and business consulting firm.
Peter Head, of global design and business consulting firm Arup, is a noted pioneer of sustainable development.
It was while he was overseeing the construction of the Second Severn Crossing — a bridge across the Bristol Channel linking England and Wales opened in 1996 — that he first became interested in sustainable development.