Green City in Sanghai - Dongtan Eco City

Green cities seem to be the new initiative of development companies around the world.
One of the most promising being Dongtan the new eco-city planned for the island of Chongming, the third largest island in China, at the mouth of the Yangtze River, near Shanghai.
Planned to open by the time the Expo 2010 opens in Shanghai, it will house 50,000 residents, while by 2040, the city is slated to be one-third the size of Manhattan with a population of 500,000.
Dongtan will produce its own energy from wind, solar, bio-fuel and recycled city waste, and—in order to reduce its impact on the environment—will only allow hydrogen-fueled or renewable-energy-fueled cars on its streets.
The city will also be designed around a series of village-style neighborhoods to make it pedestrian rather than car friendly.


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