Define sustainable development
Form of development that meets the needs of the present generation without comprising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs
What were the environmental issues?
1 mil. cars, 2.5 mil. predicted by 2020
400,000 killed/yr by respiratory illnesses due to smog
Huangpu River poor water quality
30t of construction waste
70% of total CO2 emissions from coal field power stations and industry.
What are solutions to the environmental issues?
More taxis & more bikes Suzhou Creek clean up project Waste used as fertiliser in rural areas MAGLEV train linked to Pudong Airport Intelligent traffic guidance Yan'an Elevated Road
What issues are there with people and space?
2 mil. population
Migrants have no rights to land but 50% on 5% of land
No slums or shanty towns
What solutions are there with people and space?
Songjang Satellite Town
Need for people to buy medical insurance
What issues are there with poverty and hazards?
Higher wages putting off TNCs from investing
Shanghai is sinking - only 4m above sea level due to monsoons, cyclones, weight of buildings, sea level rise
What solutions are there with poverty and hazards?
Controlled zoning to keep pollution away from green spaces
3 new bridges and rail links
Focused on Westernised culture to attract Western TNC investment - HSBC, Ford
New International Airport