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“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

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-Erica

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