China Environmental News Digest has published a slideshow of eco-city Dongtan to accompany an article by Mackenzie Funk which first ran in Popular Science:
[Image: The proposed Dongtan site as seen from the Yangtze River. Green spaces are a integral part of the plan: all residents will be within walking distance public green areas.]
[Image: Hotels, theaters, and commercial centers border Dongtan’s harbor. Water taxis let out at the harbor pier and continue throughout the island’s canals.]
[Image: Centered around South Canal, this area of Dongtan will feature full-grown trees from already-built nurseries. Integrated wind turbines will provide electricity and low-rise compact buildings will be used for offices, institutions and residences. Water taxis running through the canal will carry people from Shanghai’s mainland and then around Dongtan itself.]
See the [Full Text] for the rest of the story, additional pictures, and a YouTube video of Dongtan.