This is going to be super cool, and is only a few years away from being completed!
gormanw writes
“Just outside Shanghai, there is an island about the size of Manhattan. China is going to build its first ever ‘green city’, complete with no gasoline/diesel powered vehicles, 100% renewable energy, green roofs, and recycling everything. The city is called Dongtan and it should house about 5,000 people by the end of 2010, with estimates of 500,000 by 2050. The goal is to build a livable city that is energy efficient, non-polluting, and protects the wildlife in the area.”
Here is the link to the original story, but it is difficult to read.