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11/25/2007: "Green Shanghai?"
China continues its slow lurch towards a more just and sustainable society, with two articles on the BBC news website outlining some of Shanghai's efforts to reduce the degradation of its urban environment by a decades-long history of careless development exacerbated by a recent surge in automobile ownership.

One article is a general overview of issues involving the Dongtan Eco-City, a largely car-free development intended for one of Shanghai's river islands.

More comprehensive is an article on how Shanghai is attempting to mitigate the social and environmental effects of rampant growth in the main city itself. Among the key notes:To read the entire article, see Can Shanghai Turn Green and Grow?

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