Planning for Sustainability at City Scale: Reflections on a Delayed Project, Dongtan, China Weijia Xie Degree Project Som Ex 2011-37 Master Program (Two Years) Spatial Planning Stockholm 2011 Kth, Department of Urban

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Planning for sustainability at city scale: Reflections on a delayed project, Dongtan, China

WEIJIA XIE

Degree Project SoM EX 2011-37
Master Program (Two years) Spatial Planning

Stockholm 2011 KTH, Department of Urban Planning and Environment Division of Urban and Regional Studies Kungliga Tekniska högskolan

Abstract
  The
  recognition
  that
  the
  living
  and
  the
  nature
  should
  be
  harmony
  has
  been
  accepted
  all
  over
  of
  the
  world,
  which
  is
  just
  the
  objective
  of
  the
  sustainability.
  In
  contemporary
  society,
 the
 idea
 of
 sustainability
 plays
 an
 increasingly
 indispensable
 role
 in
 many
 fields.
  It
  also
  caused
  concern
  to
  the
  field
  of
  city
  planning.
  China
  has
  stepped
  into
  a
  stage
  of
  high-­‐speed
  urbanization,
  although
  the
  city
  development
  enjoyed
  a
  boom,
  the
  process
  of
  urbanization
  also
  has
  a
  deleterious
  effect
  on
  traffic,
  environment
  and
  so
  on.
  Chinese
  cities
 have
 to
 find
 themselves
 in
 different
 stages
 of
 preparedness
 to
 adopt
 and
 face
 the
  sustainable
 development
 challenge.
 
 
  As
 a
 developing
 country,
 there
 are
 many
 changes
 from
 urban
 form,
 economic
 activities
  and
 city
 life
 in
 China.
 When
 the
 word
 of
 sustainable
 city
 has
 been
 introduced
 into
 China,
  many
 areas
 began
 to
 try
 to
 reach
 the
 level
 of
 sustainability
 in
 city.
 Then
 many
 projects
  that
  relating
  ecological
  planning
  have
  been
  planed
  in
  Chinese
  cities.
  One
  significant
  development
  is
  that
  the
  Shanghai
  Industrial
  Investment
  Corporation
  has
  commissioned
  the
  world’s
  first
  purpose-­‐built
  eco-­‐city
  Dongtan.
  The
  goal
  of
  the
  project
  is
  to
  use
  Dongtan
  as
  a
  template
  for
  future
  urban
  design,
  but
  the
  city
  seems
  to
  have
  lost
  its
  momentum
 and
 become
 delayed.
 
  In
  the
  paper,
  it
  would
  describe
  the
  clearly
  concept
  of
  sustainability
  for
  planning
  strategies
  in
  an
  object
  way,
  and
  according
  to
  the
  evaluating
  the
  sustainability
  of
  Dongtan,
  it
  discuss
  the
  problems
  of
  sustainable
  planning
  in
  city
  scale
  from
  theory
  to
  practice.
 
 
  Key
 Words:
 
  sustainability,
 eco-­‐city,
 Dongtan,
 environmental
 friendly
 
 
 

Contents:
 
1.
 INTRODUCTION
 .........................................................................................................................................  1
  1.1
 BACKGROUND
 .............................................................................................................................................................  1
  1.2
 THE
 OVERVIEW
 OF
 CASE
 STUDY
 ..............................................................................................................................  6
  1.3
 OBJECTIVE
 ...................................................................................................................................................................  7
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