China is planning the world's first sustainable city. British engineers with consulting firm Arup are working in conjunction with strategic partner Shanghai Industrial Investment Corporation to develop the city which...

China is planning "the world’s first sustainable city". British engineers with consulting firm Arup are working in conjunction with strategic partner Shanghai Industrial Investment Corporation to develop the city which will be three quarter the size of Manhattan and house a planned 50,000 people.

As China is currently consuming fossil fuels at a mad pace this is a surprising move that should perhaps not be such a surprise. If necessity is the mother of invention we can expect to see China on the forefront of the sustainable world before long.

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