China Hires U.K. Firm To Build Eco-Cities
China is hiring British firm Arup to design and build up to five "eco-cities" that will be self-sufficient in water, energy, and much of their food supplies, with climate-neutral transportation systems. They're envisioned as prototypes for eco-correct urban living in overpopulated and polluted environments -- and also as catnip to attract more investment in China's booming economy. The first eco-city may be open by 2010, with a population of about 50,000; it's projected to be three-quarters the size of Manhattan by 2040.
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