Thursday, May 11, 2006

China Building Eco-City

According to the Guardian, China has decided to build an eco-city that will be globally unparalleled. From the Guardian article:
Pollution-free buses, ­powered by fuel cells, run between neighbourhoods. An intranet service forecasts travel times and connects people who want to share a car. ­Traditional motorbikes are for­bidden, replaced by ­electric scooters or ­bicycles. The roads are laid out so that walking or cycling to work is quicker than ­driving.
If it already sounds like a utopian dream, you should see what else they have planned for Dongtan, the world's first purpose-built eco-city at the mouth of the Yangtse River.

Spacing Wire also has a post on the project, and what it may mean on a global scale.


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