Since the 1980’s, urbanization in China has accelerated, but, more recently, it has also changed fundamentally in a structural sense as China is now 47% urban and has 89 cities of one million people, including the world cities of Beijing and Shanghai. The rapid urbanization has now spread to the cities of the hinterland, including third order cities like Anyang in Henan Province, which is the focus of this project. The Anyang Eastern New Town Plan is the first instance of a Chinese city funding an American academic planning unit to create a plan for a new district. The Plan was prepared by the Urban Studio of the School of Planning, University of Cincinnati, USA. The Final Conceptual Plan presented in this document explores urban development through a major departure from the contemporary Chinese model. Sustainable development is the main theme of the conceptual plan, and maintaining environmental and cultural resources, saving energy, encouraging the use of green technology, constructing green buildings are apparent throughout and can be seen not only in the design of the city, but in the residential neighborhood designs at block and building levels.