Dongtan Eco-City: A Model of Sustainability?
Ph.D. Student in City and Regional Planning at Cornell University Peter Sigrist investigates models of "sustainable" development in China: "Though not yet realized, Dongtan Eco-City has been lauded as a progressive model of urban sustainability with the potential for successful replication throughout the world. It has also been criticized as an expensive form of public relations, gentrification, and even totalitarianism. These competing perspectives raise questions about the meaning of urban sustainability and the degree to which Dongtan represents a viable model [...]"
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