And they’re going to be designed by British architects. Arup is likely to sign a deal to work on up to four of the planned eco-cities whilst the Chinese premier is in the UK. As China is probably the fastest growing economy in the world the cities should be a major investment for the future.
[Arup director in charge of the first eco-city, Peter]Head said: ‘It is part of a new awareness of the environment by the Chinese government. They realise that with their growing population and economy they have to overcome the problems of environmental pollution and resource depletion.’