Urban change - Dongtan, north-east of Shanghai, China

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What is being done here?
Dongtan is hoped to be the worlds first eco-freindly city
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Why are Chinese cities usually unsustainable?
China has a population of 1.3 billion, over 50% of which live in urban areas, this makes it difficult for planners to make city's sustainable
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1st reason why it is sustainable
Will use HEP from the Yangtze River, reducing smog
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2nd reason why it is sustainable
Sustainable infrastructure is planned to be built, attracting visitors, and making the city economically and socially sustainable
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1st criticism
City will be built on wetlands which over 1 million birds travel to every year
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2nd criticism
City will be built on agricultural land, leading to loss of employment
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3rd criticism
Dongtan is unlikely to set an example for the rest of China, rather to act as a political show-piece
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What is the name of the island Dongtan is situated on?
Chongming Island
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/Lucas/Austin/

A good resource, thank you

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