City of Dreams

The Economist gives an update on the supposed eco-city Dongtan, being built on an island outside Shanghai. After the downfall of corrupt former Shanghai party chief Chen Liangyu, one of the main backers of the project,...

Good News and Bad News for China’s Eco-cities draws lessons about China’s development models as it compares the success and failure stories of China’s eco-city projects. I had a brief conversation with a friend majoring in media about “good...

China More Eco-Conscious, More Green Opportunities

The Straits Times reports that Singapore’s Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said today at the International Energy Week conference China’s “green movement” is showing signs of stirring, but this is only the...

China’s Pioneering Eco-city Of Dongtan Stalls

From Telegraph: This was supposed to be the site of Dongtan, the world’s first eco-city, a paradise of sustainable living that would house half-a-million people and set an example to the world. So impressive were the...

Green Dreams: A (Not So) Model Village

CDT’s own Timothy Lesle has produced a lengthy and interesting audio slideshow for Frontline/World about Huangbaiyu, the eco-city being built as a cooperative project with U.S. architect William McDonough. Lesle looks at...



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