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China's supercity "Jing jin ji"

triangle.128k
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9/8/2015 11:11:26 PM
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China is planning to build a supercity, by extending Beijing with Tianjin and other regions to create a city with a population of over a hundred million.

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http://chinadigitaltimes.net...


What are your thoughts on this?
TBR
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9/9/2015 1:48:13 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/8/2015 11:11:26 PM, triangle.128k wrote:
China is planning to build a supercity, by extending Beijing with Tianjin and other regions to create a city with a population of over a hundred million.

http://liberaldarkness.com...
http://chinadigitaltimes.net...


What are your thoughts on this?

I think it is very odd that the government "plans" this stuff. 130m Well, that is a bunch-o-people. Its hard to really imagine, but it might be very cool.
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9/9/2015 1:50:44 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/8/2015 11:11:26 PM, triangle.128k wrote:
China is planning to build a supercity, by extending Beijing with Tianjin and other regions to create a city with a population of over a hundred million.

http://liberaldarkness.com...
http://chinadigitaltimes.net...


What are your thoughts on this?

I mean... Honestly. Putting my head around a city of 130m it just tough. NYC metro area is ~20m. LA, and its sprawl is less than that. Chicago, and burbs, less than 10m. It boggles the mind.
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9/9/2015 9:25:00 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/8/2015 11:11:26 PM, triangle.128k wrote:
China is planning to build a supercity, by extending Beijing with Tianjin and other regions to create a city with a population of over a hundred million.

http://liberaldarkness.com...
http://chinadigitaltimes.net...


What are your thoughts on this?

Im reminded of the city Ba Sing Se from the Avatar- the last Airbender series when I first heard this. The similarities between the fictional city and the one that China is proposing are uncanny.
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9/9/2015 9:33:37 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/8/2015 11:11:26 PM, triangle.128k wrote:
China is planning to build a supercity, by extending Beijing with Tianjin and other regions to create a city with a population of over a hundred million.

http://liberaldarkness.com...
http://chinadigitaltimes.net...


What are your thoughts on this?

If China can fix a few of the problems with the idea, like transportation, cost, and environmental pollution, then this project will be a massive boost to the Chinese economy. In a time where their economy is beginning to slow down and show some cracks, this will help them greatly. Plus China will get the honor of constructing the first Supercity in the world, an event they will be in equal standing to the moon landing and the atom bomb. I almost wish the US would build one as well (maybe Washington DC, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New York could be combined), but we lack the population density or the funding to do such a thing.
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9/9/2015 9:39:11 PM
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At 9/9/2015 9:33:37 PM, 58539672 wrote:
At 9/8/2015 11:11:26 PM, triangle.128k wrote:
China is planning to build a supercity, by extending Beijing with Tianjin and other regions to create a city with a population of over a hundred million.

http://liberaldarkness.com...
http://chinadigitaltimes.net...


What are your thoughts on this?

If China can fix a few of the problems with the idea, like transportation, cost, and environmental pollution, then this project will be a massive boost to the Chinese economy. In a time where their economy is beginning to slow down and show some cracks, this will help them greatly. Plus China will get the honor of constructing the first Supercity in the world, an event they will be in equal standing to the moon landing and the atom bomb. I almost wish the US would build one as well (maybe Washington DC, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New York could be combined), but we lack the population density or the funding to do such a thing.

They're setting up trains between the three cities if i'm not mistaking. But I could see why cost would be an issue, especially with building a city that would eventually harbor a population equal to 33% of the USA's total population.

I agree US would certainly be unable to build one anytime soon, our population density is way too low. We would have to relocate millions.
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9/9/2015 11:21:19 PM
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If China can fix a few of the problems with the idea, like transportation, cost, and environmental pollution, then this project will be a massive boost to the Chinese economy. In a time where their economy is beginning to slow down and show some cracks, this will help them greatly. Plus China will get the honor of constructing the first Supercity in the world, an event they will be in equal standing to the moon landing and the atom bomb. I almost wish the US would build one as well (maybe Washington DC, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New York could be combined), but we lack the population density or the funding to do such a thing.

They're setting up trains between the three cities if i'm not mistaking. But I could see why cost would be an issue, especially with building a city that would eventually harbor a population equal to 33% of the USA's total population.

I agree US would certainly be unable to build one anytime soon, our population density is way too low. We would have to relocate millions.

It will take more than just trains connecting the 3 cities to solve the transportation problems. Some of Chinas current city sizes have extensive train networks and still experience traffic congestion. They would need to develop one of the most extensive train network in the world for this one city, build mass highways that outstrip anything they have ever built, maybe add mass subway and railway systems, and even block off the inner most portions of the cities from car traffic (essentially make everyone walk in those parts of town, like the olden days). Do all that and they might have decent transportation. Anything less and they will have 24/7 gridlock.

But pollution may be a more deadly problem. Current Chinese cities have air problems that can turn deadly on really bad days. Imagine what the air would be like in the very center of the city. If China doesn't clean up their industry, large swaths of the city will be down right toxic.