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Category Archives: Real Estate

How China’s ‘Mall Mania’ Destroys Local Communities

Photo by Adam Mayer This article by Harry den Hartog originally appeared at Sixth Tone. As early as 2002, the Dutch architect Rem KoolhaasView full post »

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 发课 吴 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 »

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 »

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 »

Vanke Jiugong Mixed-Use Development by SPARK Architects

SPARK Architects have shared with us their award-winning design for a new mixed-use development in Beijing. Designed for Vanke in theView full post »

China In Africa: An Interview With Go West Project

A local looks up at the new African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The complex was funded entirely by Chinese money. PhotoView full post »