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Reference Number EP/F019254/1
Title EPSRC Dongtan Sustainable City Networks: Coordination Framework - 2
Status Completed
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Residential and commercial) 5%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Town and Country Planning) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 75%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 5%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Consumer attitudes and behaviour) 10%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Other sociological economical and environmental impact of energy) 10%;
Principal Investigator Professor N Tyler
No email address given
Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
University College London
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 November 2007
End Date 30 September 2010
Duration 35 months
Total Grant Value £8,106
Industrial Sectors Construction; Environment; Water; Transport Systems and Vehicles
Region London
Programme NC : Engineering
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor N Tyler , Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, University College London (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Professor A Penn , Bartlett Sch of Architecture & Planning, University College London (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Ove Arup & Partners Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Tongji University, China (0.000%)
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Abstract Today, many advanced countries are positioning themselves to have Sustainable Development (SD) at the heart of their developmental policies. Applying SD principals to a large community or perhaps a city is to be commended. In China, the development of such a city is becoming a reality and an integrated master planning for the world's first sustainable city / Dongtan - was launched recently. Dongtan is situated on Chongming Island, the third largest island in China, near Shanghai at themouth of the Yangtze River. The island currently consists of a large area of mostly agricultural land. The Shanghai Municipal Government is planning to turn Chongming Island into an eco-island, and Dongtan as a model eco-friendly area. At three quarters the size of Manhattan, Dongtan will be developed on 630 hectares of land as a sustainable city to attract a range of commercial and leisure investments.A programme to develop such a sustainable city presents an unsurpassed opportunity to studyand capture all aspects of the development including: the consultation, planning and design stages and the implementation phases of such a project. A recent workshop (Nov 2006) organised by EPSRC, Arup and their Chinese partners has resulted in the formation of specific networks that aim to begin research studies, information capture processes and establish appropriate research programmes that will achieve the most sustainable approaches for the Dongtan eco city development. The three networkswhich aim to learn from the Dongtan experience, allow and facilitate knowledge networking between Chinese and UK collaborators are as follows: (a) City History and Multi-scale Spatial Master-planning, (b) Network to Investigate Sustainable Economic and Ecological models of Peripheral Urban and (c) Sustainable Urban Systems to Transfer Achievable Implementation Network Resources and Infrastructure Systems Development. In addition to the networks, the workshop also established a "CoordinationFramework" which is independent of the four networks. The main purpose of the coordinating framework is to draw and tie the identified networks together. This proposal deals mainly with the establishment of the "coordinating framework group", the objectives and activities of the framework and its funding profile
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