In Sweden, BO01/Western Harbour is transforming an industrial park and shipyard into the "City of Tomorrow," a sustainable neighborhood with 600 dwellings as well as office and retail space. It is one of two national pilot projects under way.
Eco City, underway in Hamburg, Germany, is aiming for the highest possible ratings in three sustainable rating systems: The U.S.-based LEED system, BREEAM from the U.K., and the DGNB's system in Germany.
China is developing a number of eco-districts, including five separate developments with SWA Group where regional government funds initiate development of infrastructure before the land is sold to private developers.
A number of eco-districts are under way around the world, including five separate developments designed by Cailfornia-based SWA Group.
Among the sustainable goals of Masdar City, designed by Foster Partners, is carbon-neutral operation.
Ninety-eight percent of construction waste from Masdar City, near Abu Dhabi, will be diverted from landfills.
Among the eco-districts SWA Group is planning in China is a master plan for Shunde, in the Guangdong province.