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Category Archives: Real Estate

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 »

Go West Project at the Chengdu Biennale

I had the privilege of sitting in on a round-table discussion led by the ‘Go West Project‘ at the Chengdu Biennale this pastView full post »

Local Debt Adding Fuel to Bearish Outlook on China

Credit rating agency Moody’s recently released a report claiming that Chinese financial auditors have understated local governmentView full post »

Smith + Gill Win Competition to Design Greenland Center in Wuhan

Back in December we mentioned the plans to build a supertall building in Wuhan (Wuhan To Get World’s 3rd Tallest Skyscraper) but hadView full post »

Fake European Villages in China

‘British Style’ Villa in China China is known as the world’s hub for production of fake goods. Counterfeiting everythingView full post »

Chinese Architectural Heritage and the Role of Foreign Architects

Competition Winning Entry for China Comic and Animation Museum in Hangzhou, by Dutch Architects MVRDV I am often asked about the role ofView full post »

Fears About a China Housing Crash Overstated

Consensus among international media is that China’s economy is heading for an imminent and disastrous crash due to its inflatedView full post »

Shifting Real Estate Development Priorities

Last week I had a chance to chat with Russell Flannery, the Shanghai bureau chief for Forbes magazine, at a conference I spoke at inView full post »

How China’s Megacities Have Avoided Problems of Other Developing Cities

Urbanist media can’t seem to get enough of the megacity these days. Much of the commentary surrounding this topic is disconcertinglyView full post »

Foster + Partners Wins Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District Master Plan Competition

Although famous as an international trading and banking center, Hong Kong, save for a strong culinary tradition, lacks in the cultureView full post »

Chengdu and Chongqing Leading the Way in Hukou Reform

The hukou system, or household registration system, is a method of accounting for the country’s population by requiring each citizenView full post »

Urbanizing Towards a Clean and Sustainable Future

An article I wrote about the sustainable development in China’s cities was recently published in the Winter 2010/2011 Issue of theView full post »