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Forums > Living in Kunming > Yunda ready to move

Chenggong was always going to leave a huge footprint. It is the same with Baoshan in Shanghai. Regarding the notion of footprints, do you dilute and disperse, or concentrate and contain, the latter being equivalent to a smaller but more damaging footprint on an already overloaded infrastructure. There are always winners and losers, but an overloaded, ageing, infrastructure is one reason why Dianchi is the way it is.
Regardless of some views of urban planning, zoning is a basic part of an urban plan. It would suggest that planning is at least happening now. The free for all, of the past, is one reason why many cities are in such an environmentally poor state of health.
There will be a need to build new campuses for the growing student population. There will be demand for more industrial and commercial capacity, as well as places for the growing urban population to live. Zoning is an essential part of the planning process. New areas/satellite towns are also a part of the solution to a problem that won't fix itself. There will be an ecological footprint, like it or not we cannot live in a bubble.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Yunda ready to move

Chenggong was always going to leave a huge footprint. It is the same with Baoshan in Shanghai. Regarding the notion of footprints, do you dilute and disperse, or concentrate and contain, the latter being equivalent to a smaller but more damaging footprint on an already overloaded infrastructure. There are always winners and losers, but an overloaded, ageing, infrastructure is one reason why Dianchi is the way it is.
Regardless of some views of urban planning, zoning is a basic part of an urban plan. It would suggest that planning is at least happening now.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Yunda ready to move

Herding all of the students out, means that new campuses are built in areas away from the city. This reduces traffic in the heart of the city (any campus can be a huge traffic generator). Large campuses can also cause problems with the rest of the older infrastructure (drains, sewers, electricity, etc). New campuses in greenfield areas brings new infrastructure, and provide new jog opportunities to people in outlying villages. The land is also a lot cheaper on the urban fringe.

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Try contacting the airline, they should be able to give you the name of the Bureau that deals. Even if they can't tell you exactly where it is, knowing the name will help narrow things down.

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And then there is the egg farmer, with the run off from the chicken slurry polluting the north shore. The smell of chicken slurry was very noticeable some days.
Perhaps the authorities should look at local serial polluters before going on the rampage about the occasional bad tourist.

I can only assume you have never been involved in any Agenda 21 groups. I have, and activities were very much bottom up and distinctly local (county level with specific regard to . Committees were formed from local people, most of whom were concerned citizens. A Local Agenda 21 document was produced formulated and produced by the group. Members of the local council were present, as volunteers, to look at feasibility, and to make sure that the document was published. I the document out LA 21 group produced, there were about 200 advisers in the group, from industry, academia, local NGOs and concerned citizens (including some conspiracy theorists, tree huggers and doubters) . All lived locally, all were stakeholders.

You may be surprised, but there were no representatives of the UN or big government present at the meetings.

As the late Prof. John Maher (economist) told me, globalization is not sustainable. In the 1980s 20% of the world's population used 80% of the world's resources. What happens when another 20% (China) wants to use resources at the same rate?

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Echo everything said by others.
Breakfast great and the serve from 8am. Most other places say 9am and they still are not ready.
Sandwiches are cheap 22-32, and really packed full of filling. We got some sandwiches for a day out, the only mistake I made was ordering two, as this was too much. These are seriously good sangars, and they are wrapped in alu foil.

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In fairness to Metro, they are a wholesalers, and not really a supermarket. Hence the need for a card, which can be got around.

They have improved in the year I have been away. They now carry a more consistent range of imported foodstuffs and they also seem to have sorted out the mported milk supply.

They have a wider range of electrical appliances now, there is a coice of more than one toast. There is also a better range of seasonal non foods, like clothes, shoes, garden furniture and camping gear.

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Quirky little store with all sorts of odditites in stock, which is a big plus for me. I see stuff I had forgotten I even liked.
A bit dearer than some other places, but any small independant trader will cost more than the nationals, even back home.
On the up side it will save you driving around the city, and that will save you money.
No shop is perfect, but this one is very good. A bit like those slightly odd little delis/specialty shops back in Blighty.

Mae culpa

I was getting mixed up with the other international clinic that was open on XiYuan Lu, but the block is now under re-development.

I blame the confusion on pre-senile dementia, and the resurection of a 3 year old thread.

Lots of nice big brand performance bikes but not good for those of us on a budget.