Shanghai and the Environment: Urbanization, Development, Food Safety and Rural Livelihoods

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Photographer Sean Gallagher Says #China's Environment 'Everybody's Problem'

Video: Photographer Sean Gallagher Says China's Environment 'Everybody's Problem'

The gap between income of rural and urban residents is a pretty blunt reflection of the inequalities that rural residents face, as well as the effects of mass migration of rural residents to urban centres for better opportunities.

The gap between income of rural and urban residents is a pretty blunt reflection of the inequalities that rural residents face, as well as the effects of mass migration of rural residents to urban centres for better opportunities.

Before reaching Chongming Island one must pass through this - a very clear image of the pollution urbanization is causing.

Before reaching Chongming Island one must pass through this - a very clear image of the pollution urbanization is causing.

view of downtown Shanghai from Residence

Photo: View of downtown Shanghai from Residence. It seemed like something new was always being built around the city and construction never stopped at any time of the day!

Downtown Shanghai - Pre-Revolution Development by foreign settlements

Downtown Shanghai - Pre-Revolution Development by foreign settlements

During my internship experience I was extremely lucky to work with an amazing partner, Roger, who I became fast friends with and have a great TA, Molly, who gave me endless resources and advice!

During my internship experience I was extremely lucky to work with an amazing partner, Roger, who I became fast friends with and have a great TA, Molly, who gave me endless resources and advice!

Best way to get around on the island? Bikes of course! Environmentally friendly and stress-free!

Best way to get around on the island? Bikes of course! Environmentally friendly and stress-free!

Compared to urban Shangahi, Chongming Island has much cleaner water sources - however, these clean water sources are threatened by the continued use of pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers by many farmers on the island. GEP is trying to educate farmers about the dangers of these chemicals for the environment and consumers

Compared to urban Shangahi, Chongming Island has much cleaner water sources - however, these clean water sources are threatened by the continued use of pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers by many farmers on the island. GEP is trying to educate farmers about the dangers of these chemicals for the environment and consumers

Beautiful organic rice fields of the Good Earth Project!

Beautiful organic rice fields of the Good Earth Project!

Chongming Island

Chongming Island

Financial Center, PuDong district - I spy....a man spraying the flowers with chemicals?

Financial Center, PuDong district - I spy.a man spraying the flowers with chemicals?

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