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Category Archives: Public Policy

Hong Kong’s Wong Chuk Hang: How Long Will it be the “Undiscovered Gem” of HK’s Creative Community?

Existing & Proposed MTR Stations, map by Wikimedia Wong Chuk Hang, one of the most hip “undiscovered” neighborhoods in Hong Kong, isView 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Book Review: “The End of Cheap China” by Shaun Rein

Sensationalist stories about China’s supposed looming economic collapse captivate international headlines. While these articlesView 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 »

Chinese Developers on the Defensive After Accusations of Tax Evasion

As China’s state media increases its accusations of tax evasion, real estate developers are going on the defensive. Last week,View full post »

INFOGRAPHIC: China’s $250 Billion Education Budget

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