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Chinese 'Forest City' plans unveiled / China starts taking clean energy initiative.
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Posted 6/26/17 , edited 6/26/17
If this actually happens then I'll bet it will be near impossible to get into this town given the influx of people. It's really cool to see that China is already underway with its renewable plans.


A pollution-fighting green city unlike any before is springing to life in China. Designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti, the first “Forest City” is now under construction Liuzhou, Guangxi Province. The futuristic city will use renewable energy for self sufficiency and be blanketed in almost 1 million plants and 40,000 trees—a sea of greenery capable of absorbing nearly 10,000 tons of carbon dioxide and 57 tons of pollutants annually.


http://inhabitat.com/china-breaks-ground-on-first-forest-city-that-fights-air-pollution/
^ Pictured architecture plans in link

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The Qinghai Province, located in Northwest China, has successfully run on 100 percent renewable energy for seven continuous days, as part of a trial conducted by the State Grid Corporation of China.

The trial – which ran from 17 June to 23 June – saw the entire province generate all of its power needs with clean energy sources, including solar, wind and hydro power.

The trial in the Qinghai Province – which has a population of around 6 million people – was deigned to prove that fossil fuels will not be required in the future, according to local reports.

Quan Shenming, General Manager of Qinghai Electric Power Corporation, a subsidiary of State Grid Corporation, said: “Being the first trial of this kind in the country and a major step in the transformation of energy supply, it will be of great importance in promoting the use of clean energy in China in a sustainable and effective way.”


http://www.climateactionprogramme.org/news/chinese-province-runs-on-100-renewables-for-7-days
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Posted 6/26/17 , edited 6/26/17
Wow! Sign me up, that looks so damn cool. How hard is it to emigrate to china?
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Posted 6/26/17 , edited 6/26/17
Cool concept, hope it doesn't turn into another ghost city.
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qwueri wrote:

Cool concept, hope it doesn't turn into another ghost city.


I doubt it. China is huge and still growing fast. They will need to use all the land they can.
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Posted 6/26/17 , edited 6/26/17
why cant we have this in america?
oh yeah i forgot, coal.
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Posted 6/26/17 , edited 6/26/17
This seems like a joke. The problem is their lack of any pollution controls on everything. Putting plants everywhere is not going to fix that. This seems more like a publicity stunt than anything.


rawratl wrote:

Wow! Sign me up, that looks so damn cool. How hard is it to emigrate to china?


DO IT!
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Posted 6/26/17 , edited 6/27/17
cool idea personally always thought that cities should be designed to have lots of planet life everywhere and such instead of just a concrete jungle like most of the ones I've been too.
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Not against such a concept but...isn't the entire purpose of a city to build a different ecosystem? My main point is that animals will stick around and become part of the environment. I just read up on Asian Giant hornets so maybe I'm a little biased but:
Do not click this image, seriously don't.

nope nope nope.
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Whee! Good for China. Is this related to that UN thing the U.S declined?
Posted 6/26/17 , edited 6/26/17
Another ghost city built through corrupt practices and ready to crumble at the sound of a muffled sneeze?

Not even that, its just a drawing. Of an unoriginal concept that's been around for decades.
Meanwhile, not a drawing:


Why do people keep trying to push this idea that China is more 'green' than the US? Even with the climate 'deal' they're set to increase coal usage by a significant amount within a couple decades and they're already worse off. Right now they produce almost double the carbon emissions the US does.



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Posted 6/26/17 , edited 6/26/17

Amyas_Leigh wrote:

Another ghost city built through corrupt practices and ready to crumble at the sound of a muffled sneeze?


So what was the first ghost city? I know of a couple of U.S. cities that meet that criteria but you don't seem to care much about them!


Not even that, its just a drawing. Of an unoriginal concept that's been around for decades.

Have any other pointless annotations that mean nothing? Because that statement was entirely irrelevant to anything we are talking about.

1) Most architecture starts as a drawing.
2) What does the fact that green city concept art being around for decades have to do with this city plan?
3) How many attempts of green cities have there been?
4) Do you even know the potential problems of building such a city?


Meanwhile, not a drawing:





Why do people keep trying to push this idea that China is more 'green' than the US?

Is anyone pushing that idea?

They are attempting to be green thereby improving leaps and bounds from a more industrial age. And at the current rate they will probably be more green.


Even with the climate 'deal' they're set to increase coal usage by a significant amount within a couple decades and they're already worse off. Right now they produce almost double the carbon emissions the US does.


1.37 billion Chinese citizens

323.95 million U.S. citizens

A country with almost 4 times the number of people producing double the carbon emissions? And that is supposed to be some sort of moral hierarchy debate?



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Posted 6/26/17 , edited 6/26/17
^ Many of their people are slaves and the Chinese government prices stuff so their own people cannot afford the goods they produce. Slaves dont need many possessions so they dont produce much carbon.
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Posted 6/26/17 , edited 6/26/17
Looks and sounds cool, but I get itchy just at the thought of how insect/spider infested one of those complexes would get if left unattended for even the shortest period of time.
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GotenLoooovesCorn wrote:

Not against such a concept but...isn't the entire purpose of a city to build a different ecosystem? My main point is that animals will stick around and become part of the environment. I just read up on Asian Giant hornets so maybe I'm a little biased but:
Do not click this image, seriously don't.

nope nope nope.


exterminators would have more jobs at least in that case though it also may provide better habitats for less dangerous animals as well plus probably a number animals could probably adapt to such a environment and humans adapt to their presence without much issue i would say
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