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Category Archives: Environment

SUPERDENSITY: An Interview with HASSELL Principal David Tickle

Image courtesy of HASSELL On my Twitter feed I recently came across a post about a new urban development concept calledView full post »

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 »

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 »

Solving Problems Across City Borders: Opportunities and Challenges to Regional Planning in China

Photo by Thomas Depenbusch / Photo edited by Author via CC BY China is known for having a strong central government. In many ways, thisView full post »

Q&A With Author of “The People’s Republic of Chemicals”

Nothing threatens the stability of China’s economic miracle more than the hazardous levels of pollution generated by rapidView full post »

Urban Creative Culture, Air Quality and the Tragedy of Beijing

Like many foreign travelers and working expats who arrive to China, Beijing was my first port of entry into the country. Leaving CapitalView full post »

China World’s Largest Wind Energy Market

Infographic Courtesy of Statista Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)ClickView full post »

Organic Farming in China: Chengdu’s Anlong Village

With the ongoing spate of food safety scandals, Chinese consumers are rightly weary of the source and quality of their food.View full post »

Building a Greener Capital

Prosper Center, Beijing’s First LEED Gold Certified Building The following is a guest post by Daniel Garst, a Beijing-based AmericanView full post »

Deindustrializing Beijing: Images from the Decommissioned China National Steel Factory

Beijing’s poor air quality is a well-documented phenomenon, yet what is often not considered is the fact is that the municipalityView 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 »

Chengdu Enhances Urban Environment With Recreational Paths

It seems that too often talk about China development focuses on ‘hard’ infrastructure projects including roads, bridges, powerView full post »