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Category Archives: Housing

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 »

TRT World Interview: CUD Blog’s Ziyou Tian on Hong Kong’s Housing Crisis

China Urban Development readers: I’m very pleased to share with you a recent TV news interview with our very own Ziyou Tian on theView 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 »

Solving Hong Kong’s Affordable Housing Crisis

Mei Tung Estate – Photograph by Can Pac Swire via Creative Commons Hong Kong’s shortage of affordable housing is becoming anView full post »

Tetris and the Challenge of Curbing Chinese Sprawl

While Chinese cities are growing at an unprecedented pace, much of this growth isn’t what most city planners would consider “smart” —View full post »

5 Questions for Shaun Rein, Author of “The End of Copycat China”

More can happen in two years in a developing country like China than can happen in a decade or more in developed countries. And given thisView full post »

Hong Kong Protests & The Role of the City

View over Victoria Harbor towards Central- the center of the pro-democracy protests Hong Kong is an unlikely setting for massive politicalView full post »

China Regional Urbanization Trends: 2014 Edition

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) shared with us their new study on “China’s Urban Dreams 2014” – an update onView full post »

View from the Ground in the Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Zone

New development outside Jiangyou, Sichuan Province The following post is an adaptation of a comment I made on my good friend andView full post »

On Poor Quality: Corruption and Construction in China

As someone who works in the building industry in China, I am often asked why the quality of construction of most new buildings is so poor.View 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 »

9/11, China and the Enduring Symbolic Power of the Skyscraper

1 World Trade Center Rising in Lower Manhattan Now that it has been about a month since the 10 year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in theView full post »