China’s ambitious urbanization plan is getting results: the country now has 102 cities...
by Josh Rudolph | Jun 26, 2014
Last month, China’s state media reported that the National Development and Reform Commission...
by Natalie Ornell | Aug 10, 2013
Government efforts to urbanize China's population by building new towns are failing due to a lack of local jobs; one of the many newly constructed towns, Tieling, remains empty because residents cannot find employment: Urban...
by Natalie Ornell | Jul 14, 2013
Ian Johnson reports for a New York Times series on mass migration in China that a 200 billion dollar project will relocate 2.4 million farmers from the Shaanxi mountains to towns that have been “built from scratch on...
by Cindy | Jun 17, 2013
As Beijing plans to move hundreds of millions into China’s cities, Tom Phillips reports from Lanzhou New Area, a new city under construction in Gansu province for which 700 mountains were condemned to be flattened: Its...
by Natalie Ornell | Jun 16, 2013
A New York Times video and a report by Ian Johnson state that the Chinese government plans to move 250,000,000 people from farms to housing in cities in the next 12 to 15 years with a goal to place 70% of its citizens in urban...
by Mengyu Dong | Dec 18, 2012
In China, where government officials often have the final say on city projects, urban planners are using Weibo to make their voices heard by the public. From Abby at Global Voices: According to Southern Weekly [zh], there are...
by Mengyu Dong | Oct 21, 2012
Starting from the reinvention of Dashilar, a historical neighborhood in Beijing, innovative architects are racking their brains to balance city development and cultural preservation. From Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore at The Los...
by samuel wade | Aug 4, 2011
China Daily reports that parking provision has failed to keep pace with the explosion in car ownership, driving prices for parking spaces to surreal heights: The price for a parking space has hit a record 400,000 yuan...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 26, 2011
The Telegraph reports on a plan proposed by Chinese urban planners to combine the nine cities of the Pearl River Delta into the world’s largest metropolis: The “Turn The Pearl River Delta Into One” scheme will...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 15, 2010
China Dialogue translates an interview in Southern Metropolis Daily with urban preservation expert Zhang Song about the Shanghai Expo and its impact on the city: Zhang Chuanwen: For the first time, the theme of the World Expo is...
by Sophia Cao | Sep 2, 2007
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