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Category Archives: Western Development

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 »

Why is Zaha Hadid Being Copied in China?

Zaha Hadid’s Wangjing SOHO design (left). Chongqing Meiquan 22nd Century design (right). Image from AFP. Earlier this year, theView full post »

Organic Farming in China: Chengdu’s Anlong Village

With the ongoing spate of food safety scandals, Chinese consumers are rightly weary of the source and quality of their food.View 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 »

Chengdu Enhances Urban Environment With Recreational Paths

It seems that too often talk about China development focuses on ‘hard’ infrastructure projects including roads, bridges, powerView full post »

Torrential Rains and Flooding in Chengdu

It’s been a rough start to the summer season for provinces in central and southwest China. Torrential rain and floods have affectedView 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 »

Population’s Role in an Urbanizing China

China’s cities would not be urbanizing at their current rate without the help of the country’s huge population. It is aView 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 »

Lan Kwai Fong Entertainment District Opens in Chengdu

Lan Kwai Fong, the trendy bar district in Hong Kong, has been the island’s premier nightlife spot for the better part of threeView full post »

China Linking Southeast Asia with High-Speed Rail

Kunming, Yunnan Province:   China’s Gateway to Southeast Asia China receives a lot of well-deserved recognition for its expandingView full post »