November 10, 2012, 9am PST
Across the strait from Singapore, Iskandar Malaysia is being planned as the world’s next eco mega-city. Its architects and developers hope it will offer an alternative to Asia's polluted cities and a glimpse of the future of urban living.
March 1, 2011, 1pm PST
Are greenfield developments designed with sustainability in mind or already-built metropolises better for the environment and the people?
June 22, 2010, 6am PDT
Architecture firm Woods/Bagot has been contracted to perform a "super green" makeover on the XiXi Wetlands in Hangzhou, China.
January 12, 2010, 12pm PST
Dongtan Eco City was planned for completion for the Shanghai World Expo in 2010. By that time, 5,000 people should be living there. However, the planned housing, water taxis, sewage‐recycling plant and energy park all failed to materialize.
The Urban Reinventors Online Urban Journal
September 2, 2009, 12pm PDT
The failing world economy put many large eco-developments on hold, but many projects like the Amsterdam's 'smart city' and Germany's Eco City Hamburg-Harburg are on track and forging new ground in sustainability practices.
June 10, 2009, 5am PDT
A new 350,000-person eco-city is being planned in China, this time with cooperation from Singapore. Planners are hopeful that it can serve as a sustainable model for development in countries with high population growth.
May 13, 2009, 1pm PDT
Richard Register argues that we can do much more to redesign cities and city functions to reduce energy consumption, primarily by ceasing to plan for automobiles.
April 9, 2009, 6am PDT
The ambitious green Chinese city of Dongtan was hyped up to be one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the world. But now, like other eco-city plans, work on the project has slowed to a halt.
March 21, 2009, 1pm PDT
Flashy plans to build a green city on an island near Shanghai have yet to take any shape. The Chinese government claims the project is still on its way.
September 27, 2008, 5am PDT
This piece from <em>Scientific American</em> looks at plans for three "eco-cities".
April 12, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>England's plans to build 3 million new homes by 2020, and much emphasis has been placed on making them environmentally friendly. The push for "eco-town" draw a strong parallel to the "Garden Cities" of the past.</p>
March 5, 2008, 12pm PST
<p>Five prominent ecocity experts weigh in on the Masdar City project in Abu Dhabi.</p>