The Mayor of London Ken Livingstone has announced plans for a new zero carbon development in
The London Development Agency (LDA), the Mayor’s regeneration and skills body, will take the project, which stems from a proposal from Greenpeace, forward. The LDA are working with Peter Head, Director of engineering group Arup, to help design the project. Greenpeace will also be working with the London Development Agency to deliver the project, which will be up to 1000 units in size.
Head is responsible for the Dongtan eco-city in
Dongtan aims to be the world’s first sustainable city, with all the buildings powered by renewable energy, self-sufficient in water and food sourced from the surrounding farmland. The first phase of the city will house up to 80,000 people by 2020 and inhabitants will be encouraged to make use of the zero-carbon public transport, which will be powered entirely by renewable energy.
Livingstone said, “Global warming was created in the west, but it is increasingly to the east to which we look for a solution.