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Category Archives: Megacities

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Guangzhou’s New Central Business District: Zhujiang New Town

Guangzhou’s New CBD (highlighted in red) sits north of the Pearl River and east of the Old City in what not long ago was agriculturalView 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 »