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Week 10 China is building a huge eco-city

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Department
Geography
Course
GGR345H5
Professor
Gabrielle Sauter
Semester
Fall

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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 -Land
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