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Category Archives: Shanghai

Developers Draw Shanghai Residents Back to the Waterside

East Bund Waterfront Competition Proposal, Design by Agence Ter This article by Harry den Hartog originally appeared at SixthView full post »

China’s Overheated Real Estate Market

Photo by ?? ? Since the end of 2015, property values have been heating up throughout China. In over 15 cities, home prices increased overView full post »

Why China’s Cities Must Maintain Ties With the Countryside

Shanghai Street. Photo by Henry Nee This article by Harry den Hartog originally appeared at Sixth Tone. One of the first things thatView full post »

Are Chinese Subway Systems the New American Interstate?

Beijing Subway Map It is virtually impossible not to marvel at China’s new subway systems after spending some time in a city like BeijingView full post »

Speculation: China’s Proposed Eco-Cities

A piece I wrote about China’s proposed eco-cities appeared recently in the  inaugural issue of Dwell Asia magazine. The articleView full post »

A Guide to China’s Rising Urban Areas

Source: Demographia World Urban Areas: Population & Projections: 6th Edition. http://demographia.com/db-worldua.pdf   I have a newView full post »

Beijing to Shanghai High-Speed Rail Opens

Photo by bennettdesign China’s ambitious high-speed rail program inaugurated perhaps its most important line yesterday: Beijing toView full post »

Fears About a China Housing Crash Overstated

Consensus among international media is that China’s economy is heading for an imminent and disastrous crash due to its inflatedView full post »

How China’s Megacities Have Avoided Problems of Other Developing Cities

Urbanist media can’t seem to get enough of the megacity these days. Much of the commentary surrounding this topic is disconcertinglyView full post »

City Journal’s Guy Sorman: China Basher

Beijing’s 798 Arts District While browsing through the front page of the planning website Planetizen the other day, I came across aView full post »

Tragedy in Shanghai

I’m an unabashed fan of tall buildings, high-rises, skyscrapers- whatever you want to call them. Not only do they lend cities aView full post »

Expatriate Mobility in China

Scenes from Chengdu and Shanghai – Two Popular Cities with Expats Since China reopened its doors 30 years ago, the country hasView full post »