“Eco-Cities”

China, The U.S. and Abu Dhabi “aim to reduce or even eliminate the environmental cost of city living”- Scientific American Journal

 U.S.- San Francisco Bay—> ” Treasure Island”: A polluted military base is being transformed into a dense green neighborhood

China- Chongmind Island, Shanghahi –> ” Dongtan”: One of the earliest eco-cities announced may take longer than anticipated to complete

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates —> ” Masdar”: Oil wealth fuels construction of an ecological city in the Arabian desert.

Check out http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=eco-cities-urban-planning for all the details of these eco-cities, and each city’s size, schedule (including estimated completion date), cost and their green features.

For a slideshow the cities’ plans visit: http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=eco-cities-urban-planning

What do you guys think?

Thanks for visiting! Stay Informed!

Go Green!

-Erica

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    Reba said,

    i think it’s so interesting that so many other countries are developing environmentally friendly technology. You would think that the US would have tried to do more to develop sustainable energy sooner. It’s more expensive in the beginning but it pays off in the long run – and setting money aside it may help our planet stay intact for our children.

    I would love to hear more about what President Obama plans to do to develop sustainable energy. Maybe a potential blog? you understand the terms better than me! 🙂 thanks for a great post


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