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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Comments are translated into either Chinese or English after being moderated. Not when it came to it. The first are already under construction. Archived from the original on 25 April Autocratic political structures may be able impose radical change but not sustain it indefinitely.

But they and Arup were hoodwinked as much as anyone. We wanted to change the rules in Dongtan, to do everything different.

This dongtaan, I was a personal victim of greenwash. The Controlling authorities are now backtracking on these commitments and allowing private vehicles onto the site. Shanghai milked the media well during the heyday of the planning. Dongtan proposes to have only green transport movements along its coastline. There is a rule for everything.

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Now more than ever… chinadialogue is at the heart of the battle dontan truth on climate change and its challenges at this critical time. Sze is a native New Yorker, but her father hails from Chongming Island in the Yangtze delta, which used to be dismissed as a rural backwater offshore from Shanghai before it was set aside to create Dongtan, an eco-city for half a million people.


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.

Our readers songtan valued by us and now, for the first time, we are asking for your support to help maintain the rigorous, honest reporting and analysis on climate change that you value in a ‘post-truth’ era. During this time, Chongming songtan officials were able to outpace the SIIC and proceeded to confiscate farmland, relocate peasants and invest in infrastructure.

We all wasted our time; burned carbon flying to Shanghai to relay a false prospectus to the world. But of the eco-city arupp is nothing except half a dozen wind turbines and an organic farm. The reaction to Dongtan has been mixed, although recent media coverage has largely been negative due to delays and shortcomings in the project’s execution.

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arpu The only vehicles allowed in the city will be powered by electricity or hydrogen. Dongtan is a plan for a new eco-city on the island of Chongming in ShanghaiChina. Views Read Edit View history.

The main designer, Thomas V. 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.

A key element of this is the Dongtan Institute for Sustainability which will initially be based in Tongji University. Later phases of development will see the city grow to hold a population of around 80, by and up toby Almost all of them are built on a fiction: The tunnel and bridge are about to open.


Arup is assisting in dlngtan coordination of these networks and in planning associated Institutes for Sustainability.

Retrieved 29 December Harwood III[8] is also taking part in many environmentally less friendly projects in China, including airports and office blocks. Archived from the original on Apart from concerned environmental bloggers so far hardly anyone has actually sought to dig deeper on the Dongtan myth, with the honourable exceptions of the BBC World Service and Al Jazeera English.

It’s a bit like greening the planet. Retrieved from ” https: British academics carried out energy audits aimed at giving Dongtan’s future citizens an ecological footprint a quarter that of other Shanghai citizens. By the city was dlngtan to be one-third the size of Manhattanwith a total planned population ofDongtan will be a dontan of three villages that meet to form a city centre.

Order by newest oldest recommendations. Show 25 25 50 All. So did Britain’s top urban planner, Peter Hall, and the London mayor Ken Livingstone, aru wanted ideas for greening his urban landscape.

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Environmental reforms are stuttering under the pressure of a trade war but the government can get back on track, writes Ma Tianjie. Topics Greenhouse gas emissions Greenwash.

Abandoned gear is a huge threat to the environment but there are lots of ways to fix the problem. Critics have argued that Dongtan will not have a big impact on existing Chinese cities, which will still house the majority of the population. Dongtan is very significant for Shanghai and the nation. Searching for Dongtan on Google, there are aroundhits.