Chinese designers are flocking to Prato, Italy and forging a new sort of Chinatown that look more like modern-day China.
Jan 5, 2009 Chicago Tribune <http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-090102-italy-china>
Jane Jacobs once said, "Songs and cities are the best things
about us. Songs and cities are so indispensable."
For a long time I thought Mother Jacobs was speaking, as
only she could, about two separate, but vital human necessities. Yet after
another weekend exploring New York Blog Post
Oct 13, 2008 By
New York's Chinatown has been impenetrable to non-Chinese entrepreneurs for a century, but new glitzy bars and restaurants are beginning to push through. In a neighborhood that has suffered since 9/11, locals debate the merits of outsider investment.
Sep 18, 2008 Time Out NY
A Chinese architecture team has proposed a futuristic star-shaped city of 15,000 that would visit cities around the world and change the stereotypes of Chinatowns.
Sep 15, 2008 Building
<p>Facing gentrification and skyrocketing property prices, business owners in New York's Chinatown are thinking about forming a Business Improvement District. Many say the plan would hurt small businesses.</p>
Apr 21, 2008 The Villager
<p>The planning process has taken a little longer than expected for a Chinese investor looking to create Germany's first Chinatown.</p>
Mar 22, 2008 Der Spiegel
<p>In this article from <em>The Onion</em> a New York man wandering through town suddenly finds himself in a very Chinese part of town.</p>
Feb 29, 2008 The Onion