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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Zrup Greenhouse gas emissions Greenwash. Archived from the original on 25 July The first are already under construction. Lots of grand promises, but in the end the old entrenched ways mean little happens. 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.

Well, it is now exactly a year until the start of the Expo. Is it all over?

Dongtan, Shanghai – Wikipedia

The delicate nature of the Dongtan wetlands adjacent to the site has been one of the driving factors of the city’s design. Shanghai, one of the fastest growing megacities on the planet, was setting aside a giant island in the Yangtze river to create an eco-city for half a million people.

Dongtan will be a city of three villages that meet to form a city centre. Almost all of them are built on a fiction: British eco-engineers and green-minded architects and town planners were designing the renewably powered, car-free, water-recycling city of Dongtan as a model for the world. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Email your examples to greenwash theguardian. Loading comments… Trouble loading? People like Head, whose commitment to the project was total, could have been planning other things that might have got off the drawing board.


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. Abandoned gear is a huge threat to the environment but there are lots of ways to fix the problem.

The only vehicles allowed in the city will be powered by electricity or hydrogen. For the new town in South Korea, see Dongtan, Hwaseong. 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.

We wanted to change the rules in Dongtan, to do everything different. 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.

Dongtan proposes to have only green transport movements along its coastline. His deputy, John Prescott, went there twice. Archived from the original on By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Shanghai milked the media well during the heyday of the planning.

A new book explores the failed promise of Dongtan eco-city outside Shanghai and why so many other ambitious green projects lie abandoned. Houses are now selling here to Shanghai middle classes for use when spending weekends away from the city.


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Former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone praised Dongtzn as pioneering work leading to a more sustainable future. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Want to submit your project to World Architecture News? We just don’t know if anything will happen or when. We all wasted our time; burned carbon flying to Shanghai to relay a false prospectus to the world.

If I sound bitter, I am. Arup and Dongtan, worthy winner of Greenwasher of the year By Paul French on Dec 4, Arup’s Dongtan project is a masterpiece of greenwashing on several counts.

Arup and Dongtan, worthy winner of Greenwasher of the year | Ethical Corporation

Did he ever mean it? Critics have argued that Dongtan will not have a big impact on existing Chinese cities, which will still house the majority of the population. This page was last edited on 4 Aprilat Dongtan was planned to open, with accommodation for 10, in time for the Shanghai World Expo in The tunnel and bridge are about to open.