Environmental analysis of Chongming Development

The project “Environmental Analysis of Chongming
Development” was part of the larger Chinese-Italian
project “Eco-development of Chongming Island”
developed by the Italian Ministry for the Environment,
Land and Sea, the Shanghai Environmental Protection
Bureau in China and the government of Chongming
County. The project aimed to evaluate the sustainability
of the development of the islands of Chongming,
Changxing and Hengsha (Chongming County) in the
Yangtze estuary as designed by the related Master
Plan. To this regard Thetis realised the following
main activities:
• Analysis of the environmental impacts and positive<
effects related to Chongming Master Plan;
• Definition of guidelines for Chongming
sustainable development;
• Identification of the best technologies and best
practices applicable to the study’s context.
The above mentioned activities were related to specific
issues, i.e.: waste management, water resources
management, natural resources management, energy
management, infrastructure for transport and mobility,
urban development, agriculture, industry and tourism.
In addition, the project provided for an environmental
analysis of the highest priority interventions identified
by the Chongming Master Plan (e.g. the tunnel-bridge
system across the Yangtze river connecting Shanghai
to Chongming or the Dongtan wetland park). This
analysis also included the identification, based on
the best European experiences, of technology and
management practices aimed at mitigating the identified
environmental effects. Finally, the project proposed
ideas for realising demonstrative projects for the
sustainability of the system of islands
in Chongming county.

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