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Green and Sustainability at EXPO 2010, Shanghai

One of the Expo’s key objectives is to showcase how to enhance urban living while protecting the  environment. Therefore, bamboo and rattan were considered during the construction phase. 9 pavillions, which are Spain, India, Indonesia, Norway, Vietnam, Peru, Madrid, the German-Chinese House  and INBAR, used the bamboo and rattan.

The following video shows the pictures of all pavillions. 


Traffic is another problem. The problem of traffic jam and the environmental pollution resulted from it are  especially severe and inevitable for all developed and developing countries. The corresponding forum was hosted in the one of the pavillions at Expo. 

In order to resolve the problem of traffic generated pollution, public transportation can actually realizes sustainable urban development. Population in Shanghai will reach to 22.5 million by 2020. 70 million person-times of visitors are estimated to visit Expo during the period of 6 months. Shanghai government has built up a comprehensive public transportation system, which includes bus network and 11 metro lines (will be expanded to 18 lines by 2020.

Click here to visit official site of Expo2010

Click here to take an online virtual tour of Expo2010 in case that you can’t visit there in person.

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  • While a bit difficult to view the videos (transmission slow) the themes are fascinating: Sustainable (biodegradable?) building materials and the idea of addressing mobility (transportation) problems in a city so very densely populated.
    Thanks for giving us a peek behind the bamboo curtain.