China to build sustainable city for 180,000 from scratch

A 120-million sf urban development in China will be designed according to high green standards for about 180,000 residents.

December 21, 2012 |

A 120-million sf urban development in China will be designed according to high green standards for about 180,000 residents. 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.

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