A wave of urbanisation in China is driving investments in building new urban centres to cater for the migration of rural workers to the country's key cities.

The unprecedented demand for greenfield projects presented developers with an opportunity to build environmentally friendly and sustainable communities on a scale unimaginable in other countries, analysts said.

What is required, they add, is for developers to understand that it is in their own interest to pursue "clean and green" building codes, and an example they cite is China Solar Valley, a development from Himin Solar Energy Group.

South China Morning Post