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 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 Zhaohua Li | Sep 17, 2007
Apparently not content to let the land between Hong Kong and Shenzhen continue to lay fallow, government-connected planners have issued a new report suggesting the two cities be combined into a metropolis of 20 million people. From the BBC: Only then can Hong Kong be one of the world’s great cities, argues a research report […]
by Sophia Cao | Sep 2, 2007
With China’s economic boom, Shanghai “is on its way to owning the largest urban rail mass-transit system in the world.” Mitchell Lansberg also indicated in his report why China can always clear the barriers in the way when it decides to do something. From Boston.com: …In China, labor is cheap, the land belongs to the […]
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