Urban Environment - Dongtan, China's First Eco-City

Dongtan is China's first eco-city. Here are the key things you need to know about it.

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Dongtan: Key Features

Dongtan is China's first eco-city, and is being built with the environment's safety firmly in mind. It's finish is scheduled in 2050. Here are Dongtan's main features;

  • homes built near canals with micro-turbines reducing energy bills
  • housing based on small communities
  • local shops, schools, nurseries, health centre
  • 60% of land is green space
  • pollution regulations enforced
  • fully integrated transport system
  • solar powered water taxis
  • hydrogen fuel-cell cars
  • cycle paths
  • pedestrian walkways
  • reduced vehicle use
  • rice waste used to fuel power stations, creates 65% of energy
  • solar and wind power for other 35% of energy
  • 90% of waste recycled, and human waste is processed and used in farming
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