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Category Archives: Urban Design

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 »

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 »

Preservation in Beijing: The Battle for Gulou

A frequently revisited topic in discussions about China’s development is the widespread loss of historic structures andView full post »

Mega-City Semantics in the Pearl River Delta

Dongguan Housing. Photo by livinginchina4now. Several people have called my attention to a recent article from The Telegraph about ChinaView full post »

Defining Western Bias

Architecture critic Guy Horton has an excellent essay on ArchDaily about redefining the way we judge and evaluate Chinese urbanView full post »

City Journal’s Guy Sorman: China Basher

Beijing’s 798 Arts District While browsing through the front page of the planning website Planetizen the other day, I came across aView full post »