30 May 2006

Dongtan Eco-city, Shanghai, China

Dongtan Eco-city | East Asia | Arup: "We are working as a strategic partner with Shanghai Industrial Investment Corporation (SIIC) on the integrated masterplanning for the world’s first sustainable city.

At three quarters the size of Manhattan and located on the third largest island in China at the mouth of the Yangtse river, Dongtan will be developed on 630 hectares of land as a sustainable city to attract a range of commercial and leisure investments.

Ecologically sensitive design will be a key element of the masterplan. The site is mostly agricultural land adjacent to a huge wetland of global importance. This will be a significant opportunity to apply our integrated sustainability and urban planning expertise to the benefit of the eco-city.

Dongtan Eco-city Location Map
Priority projects for phase 1 include capturing and purifying water, waste management recycling, reducing landfills that damage the environment, and creating combined heat and power systems, linked to the use of renewables, that will provide the technology to source clean and reliable energy."

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