Fly-over Dongtan EcoCity 2010, China

February 1, 2008

You are likely going to hear a lot about Dongtan at the Ecocity World Summit. This project is being watched by government and community groups all over the world. Here is a post from Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (SP):

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Due to its rapidly growing population, China is founding new cities, combining in the designing process, high end knowladge in green technologies and infrastractures.

Dongtan is the first eco-city to be built in the world. It is located on the island of Chongming in the Yantze River.

In collaboration with the Shangai Industrial Investment Corporation(SIIC), ARUP aimed on transforming Dongtan into a green city that will have minimal negative impact on the environment. Through sustainable design and planning, the city created will be self-sufficient, generating all its energy from renewable resources, growing all food and recycling all waste.

You can find the complete research concerning Dongtan EcoCity here:

ds1_dongtan-eco-city_mariapapaloizou.pdf

and you can download the Dongtan matrix_scales here: ds1_dongtan_matrix_mariapapaloizou.pdf