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Archive for June 16th, 2007

How to Build a Green City

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IEEE Spectrum: How to Build a Green City

Dongtan will ban all polluting cars, even the most advanced hybrids. It will dig canals for waterways. On its streets, people will get around using electric cars, bicycles, or just their legs. “Cities today are built around the automobile,” says Malcolm Smith, an urban-design team leader at Arup. “You build a very different type of city if you know the automobile isn’t the central form of transportation.”

Currently it is an alluvial island created by the river – sound familiar? Not Richmond but what will in a few years time be a new city near Shanghai. I found the article through a letter to the Richmond News, and would have left it at that except the link the News web site provides does not work properly. My link does. It is part of a bigger feature and well worth spending some time on.

Are there no trams? No trolleybuses?

Written by Stephen Rees

June 16, 2007 at 8:02 pm