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Nanjing, China Master Plan Could Be Largest Green Development In the World
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On March 15, 2011 @ 6:54 pm In Architecture,Sustainable Building,Urban design | No Comments
The new city is set to be built on a combination of greenfields  and existing industrial low lands. It has been planned to respect the history and culture of Nanjing while also projecting a modern and sustainable image to the world. Nanjing’s plan is also meant to inspire future development around China while attracting corporations and showcasing China’s increased focus on sustainable cities .
Ten landmark towers, each referencing a traditional Chinese myth, are located throughout the area to bind the plan together. One of the towers is a 5-star hotel  that was designed through an international competition. Each of the landmark towers will also be designed to meet LEED certifications. A monorail  network will provide green transportation in between all of the towers and infrastructure.
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URLs in this post:
 sustainable development: http://inhabitat.com/china-planning-to-construct-a-mega-city-the-size-of-switzerland/
 LEED certification: http://inhabitat.com/uc-davis-modern-student-health-center-targets-leed-gold/
 CK Designworks: http://www.ckdesignworks.com/urban_planning/china/project1.php
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/masterplan-for-nanjing-china-could-be-largest-green-development-in-the-world/nanjing-masterplan-4/
 greenfields: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenfield_land
 sustainable cities: http://inhabitat.com/foster-partners-carbon-neutral-masdar-city-rises-in-the-desert/
 5-star hotel: http://inhabitat.com/yunak-evleri-is-a-5-star-hotel-built-into-ancient-caves/
 monorail: http://inhabitat.com/google-invests-in-shweebs-peddle-powered-bike-monorail/
 Designboom: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/13472/ck-designworks-masterplan-for-nanjing-china.html
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