At the tip of Chongming Island and off the cost of Shanghai lies Dongtan city, the location of China’s future eco-friendly city.
Centered around the South Canal, Dongtan will feature full-grown trees built from nurseries. Wind turbines and solar panels will provide electricity to low-rise compact buildings for institutions, offices and residences which will covered with green roofs. “Water taxis” will run through the canal, shuttling people from Shanghai’s mainland to Dongtan.
Being largely undeveloped, China is proposing constructing a “green” city which residents could move into beginning 2010 once a bridge is built to connect the two areas.