China is building a huge eco-city where no one will need to drive
-Outside Chengdu, in central China, a 78 million square foot site has been determined for an
unconventional sort of construction project. It will be a city built from scratch, for 80,000 people, none
of whom will need a car to get around.
-designed to limit its residents environmental impact by producing clean energy, reducing waste, and
promoting public transportation over individual car use.
-“cars will be essentially unnecessary,” but allowed.
-ideas from the master plan:
-Half the road space will be reserved for non-motorized traffic
- electric shuttles will get people where they cannot or do not want to walk.
- All homes will be within a two-minute walk of a public park.
-An “eco-park” will treat wastewater and solid waste, and generate power