It is more and more important to introduce public participate into city planning, especially when it aims to sustainable city. but when the city is built on saline land without original population at all, how and where can we recruit the public?
i am talking about an eco-city they are building in China. it becomes a fever in this country to build eco-city, out of all kinds of reasons. although it might be only a concept, based on technologies and market. but maybe it is how it goes, it is just the initiate stage. and most of the eco-cities are built on empty land with very few population or no population at all. how to attract people to come becomes their biggest concern. what is your opinion?
I have no city planning background at all, what I am studying is human ecology, so i focus on humans in cities, and so to speak social sustainability. what do you think about it?
I will appreciate every comment from you.