Lanzhou 2121 -- the City that Moved Mountains.
The Ecotopia 2121 Project details the futures of 100 cities across the globe as though they've somehow overcome all environmental challenges and become super-ecofriendly. This month, we highlight the future of the Chinese city of Lanzhou. Long ago, Lanzhou was the home of a mountain people, the Qiang. In many places, they planted white stones around their granite homes to honor their mountain god, whilst farming beachwheat as their staple food near streams and rivers. More th
Introducing the 'Ecotopia 2121' Project Co-Ordinator
Hi, I'm Alan Marshall. I live in Thailand and my students call me "Ajarn Alan" (which translates into 'Teacher Alan'). None of them call me "Dr. Marshall", for some reason, despite my early attempts to indicate that this is the standard way to address a Western college teacher. (Actually my students are very polite to me all the time--despite the very weird 'foreign ways' they see in me every time we meet). Here I am with some of them (I'm the one towards the back wearing sun
Dawei as Green Utopia
The Ecotopia 2121 Project details the futures of 100 cities across the globe as though they've somehow overcome all environmental challenges and become super-ecofriendly. This month, we highlight the future of Dawai City. Dawei City sits on the southern coast of the nation of Burma (aka Myanmar). The true size of the city, with some 150,000 residents, is hidden beneath the coconut and betelnut palms that give the city a tropical forest ambiance. The city’s residents are predo
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO UTOPIA!
In December 1516, during the Age of Discovery and with the growth of Humanism, a new word was released to the world: Utopia. It was the title of a book about a fantastic island somewhere far away in the world ... To celebrate the half millennium of Utopia, this December, the Ecotopia 2121 Project harnesses the spirit of Utopia to envision green utopian futures for 100 cities around the world. For instance... London 2121: the Tower of London is de-constructed and re-assembled