293766227 - SUMMARY Dongtan aims to be the world’s first...

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Unformatted text preview: SUMMARY Dongtan aims to be the world’s first purpose-built eco-city. The city is designed not only to be environmentally sustainable, but also socially, economically and culturally sustainable. Its goal is to be as close to carbon neutral as possible, with city vehicles that produce no carbon or particulate emissions and highly efficient water and energy systems. Dongtan will generate all of its energy needs from renewable sources including bio-fuels, wind farms and photovoltaic panels. A majority of Dongtan’s waste will be reused as biofuel for additional energy production and organic waste will be composted. Even human sewage will be composted and processed for energy and composting, greatly reducing or entirely eliminating landfill waste sites. WHAT IS IT? Dongtan is located on Chongming Island at the mouth of the Yangtze river. The site is situated on 8,600 hectares/86 square kilometers/21250 acres of agricultural land, which is three quarters the size of Manhattan. The site is adjacent to a wetland of international importance and the city design incorporates a 350 hectare/3.5 kilometer/865 acre wide ‘buffer zone’ between the city and the wetland to minimize the impact of the development. The developed city will eventually cover just 40% of the total site area with the remaining land used for agriculture, energy production or returned to a wetland state. HOW DOES IT WORK? The Shanghai Government is constructing a bridge and tunnel linking Chongming Island to the centre of Shanghai....
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2011 for the course ENG 307 taught by Professor Dr.t.t.wong during the Spring '11 term at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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