Lifestyle - By MHM Contributing Staff on Monday, August 31, 2009 - 0 Comments
Losing To Seoul
In Studio 804 we reported about the Greenberg Kansas town that was wiped off the map by a tornado and is now redeveloping itself as a new sustainable city. We saw a similar idea for a new development city in Florida.
Not to be outdone the Incheon mixed-use development in South Korea is said to be a model of sustainability, becoming the epicenter of development for green technologies for Seoul.
When completed the eco-city is expected to house a community of 320,000. Among the technologies to be developed are photovoltaic panels, wind turbines, biomass energy generation, hydrogen fuel cells, and hydroponic roofs.
While the city of Greenberg should be congratulated for their effort to rebuild using green technologies, on a macro level it loses some significance when more and more remote areas of the world leap-frog past the US on the way to the new sustainable world. Just 25 years ago it would have been unimaginable that major projects like Incheon would be happening in Korea rather than the US. Read post in Inhabitat.