The Dongtan Plan: Comissioned by SIIC, and designed by ARUP. – Planned for a massive shift of people from rural areas to urban areas. – Transportation. Dongtan is a plan for a new eco-city on the island of Chongming in Shanghai, China. Arup, the British engineering consultancy firm, was contracted in by the developer, The Shanghai Industrial Investment Company (SIIC), to design . That they really saw Arup’s expensively produced Dongtan masterplan as a blueprint for a more sustainable future. They didn’t. Not when it.

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Waste is considered to be a resource and most of the city’s waste will be recycled. Loading comments… Qrup loading? No houses, no water taxis, no sewage-recycling plant, no energy park. We plan to protect and enhance the existing wetlands by returning agricultural land to a wetland state creating a ‘buffer-zone’ between the city and the mudflats – at its narrowest point, this ‘buffer-zone’ will be 3.

This week, Peter Head, the man behind the zrup at the London-based consulting engineers Arup, who drew up the master plan, told me his clients at the city’s Shanghai Industrial Investment Company had “gone quiet.

So did Britain’s top urban planner, Peter Hall, and the London mayor Ken Livingstone, who wanted ideas for greening his urban landscape.

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People will arrive at the coast and leave their cars behind, travelling along the shore as pedestrians, cyclists or on sustainable public transport vehicles. For the new town in South Korea, see Dongtan, Hwaseong.

The Controlling authorities are now backtracking on these commitments and allowing private vehicles onto the site. Dongtan is very significant for Shanghai and the nation.

With the new bridge providing easy access to Shanghai’s Pudong business district, the island’s western end, where Dongtan was planned, will soon be taken over by high-rise, high-footprint apartments. Dongtan proposes donggan have only green transport movements along its coastline. View fact sheet for more xrup. Abandoned gear is a huge threat to the environment but there are lots of ways to fix the problem. Archived from the original on 25 July Comments are translated into either Chinese or English after being moderated.


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Arupthe British engineering consultancy firm, was contracted in by the developer, The Shanghai Industrial Investment Company SIICto design and masterplan Dongtan, an eco-city on Chongming Island close to Shanghai, the first of a planned series. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with short description Articles containing Chinese-language text All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from December Articles with permanently dead external links Coordinates on Wikidata.

Non-academic readers may puzzle over her rather abstract terminology, which Sze tries to clarify: Lots of grand promises, but in the end the old entrenched ways mean little happens. The main designer, Thomas V. A key element of this is the Dongtan Institute for Sustainability which will initially be based in Xongtan University. The project will increase bio-diversity on Chongming Island, and will create a city that runs entirely on renewable energy for its buildings, its infrastructure and its transport needs.

Harwood III[8] is also taking arkp in many environmentally less friendly projects in China, including airports and office blocks. And its first 25, citizens would be living the good life there in time for the Shanghai World Expo inat which it would be by far the largest exhibit, reached by a new tunnel and bridge.

But of the eco-city there is nothing except half a dozen wind turbines and an organic farm. And all mentioned of it has aup from the Expo website slogan: Dongtan is a plan for a new eco-city on the island of Chongming in ShanghaiChina.

Most projects associated with the disgraced Chen have languished indefinitely, Sze points out, while permits for dozens of other major developments around China won approval. The width of roads, everything.

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There is a rule for everything. Arup recently received the ” Greenwasher of the Year Award” from Ethical Corporation Magazine for the most dubious green claim of the year, describing Dongtan as a Potemkin village. The city would ban carsrecycle water and surround itself with organic farms, forests and golf courses. Show 25 25 50 All.

The non-existent eco-city has also given Arup excellent guanxi connections with the Chinese govenrment who, in return for maintaing that the illusory Dongtan is a ‘green’ project have awarded Arup numerous projects in China from decidely ungreen airports to skyscrapers. Dongtan will be a city of three villages that meet to form a city centre. Not so, says Head. Autocratic political structures may be able impose radical change but not sustain it indefinitely.


Energy demand will be substantially lower than comparable conventional cities due to the high performance of buildings and a zero emission transport zone within the city.

Not when it came to it. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. The delicate nature of the Dongtan wetlands adjacent to the site has been one of the driving factors of the city’s design. Dongtan was planned to open, with accommodation for 10, in time for the Shanghai World Expo in Greenwash, in other words. Arup is assisting in the coordination of these networks and in planning associated Institutes for Sustainability.

We just don’t know if anything will happen or when. The tunnel and bridge are about to open. But they and Arup were hoodwinked as much as anyone.

Dongtan, Shanghai

A new book explores the failed promise of Dongtan eco-city outside Shanghai and why so many other ambitious green projects lie abandoned.

Aurp deputy, John Prescott, went there twice. Archived from the original on Their time was wasted. Let’s hope that word will spread of Arup’s greenwashing and that the suits at Arup HQ will start to look as nervous as the migratory birds who now inhabit Dongtan and who’s natural habitat may one day be destroyed by Arup’s bulldozers to make way for the con job that is Dongtan. The first demonstrator phase of Dongtan aims to be completed byin time for the World Expo in Shanghai, and will accommodate a population of up to 5, During this time, Chongming county officials were able to outpace the SIIC and proceeded to confiscate farmland, relocate peasants and invest in infrastructure.