Lately China has ramped up their sustainable development to the extent that entire eco cities will soon be built under the banner of LEED certification. A new master plan for Nanjing by CK Designworks calls for the creation of 20 square kilometers of green development in Pukou district of Nanjing in the Jiangsu province. The plan is set to be the world's largest green development -- it includes ten landmark towers, residences for 200,000 people, industrial developments and commercial sectors that will all be connected by a monorail.
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.