China to develop sustainable city

12/18/2012 | (Australia)

A 120-million-square-foot urban development in China will be home to 180,000 residents and is designed with sustainability in mind. The Meixi Lake project will feature neighborhood clusters, parks, mountains, lakes and canals. "We can combine water transport with localized energy production, cluster neighborhood centers, advanced flood prevention and water management, and urban agriculture," said James von Klemperer, a principal at Kohn Pederson Fox Associates, who will work on the project along with engineering firm Arup. "Meixi is an experiment in future city planning and building."

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