Environment

China’s Gas-Free City

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Can you imagine a car-free city? Well designers Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill not only could but are actually developing one.

The Tianfu Ecological City, or simply called “The Great City,” is a proposed 1.3 square-kilometer city in China. It will be built upon a massive underground transit system, with all possible destinations within a 15-minute walk, possibly making it the world’s first pedestrian-only modern city.

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The development will also adopt sustainable infrastructure which would enable it to consume 48 percent less energy and 58 percent less water than an equivalent city of its size.

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Visionaries + Movers

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill

Photos via: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture