This year China will add 17 million people to its urban population. To house them, places like Guangzhou and Shanghai are constructing 'instant cities.' Christoph Gielen traveled through these developments, documenting the expansion.
Aug 8, 2010 New York Times
With 420km of network, Shanghai's metro overtook the London Underground, which has a total of 402km. But the rate of expansion is more impressive: the first line was constructed in only 1995 and it is still expanding.
Aug 2, 2010 Bricoleurbanism
Chinese urban sprawl has the potential to be transformed into urban sustainability.
Jul 29, 2010 TheCityFix
A decade after its inception, Shanghai's One City, Nine Towns project, an ambitious attempt to manage the city's massive population growth via the creation of international-themed satellite communities, has failed to deliver hoped-for results.
Jul 7, 2010 Assembly
As Asian economic prowess powers the continent's businesses toward prosperity, governments need to find a way to accommodate the 2 billion extra people that will inhabit its major cities by the middle of the century.
Jul 1, 2010 Financial Times
By 2030, China will have 220 cities containing a population of 1 million or more, 24 of which will be megacities. The boom China is expected to go through, 'boggles the imagination of North Americans and Europeans.'
Jun 30, 2010 World Changing
As Shanghai aims to bring people together through spectacle, Edwin Heathcote examines the concept behind the festival and questions its relevancy.
Jun 9, 2010 Financial Times
As host of the World Expo, Shanghai is opening its doors to the world. But with most of the Expo's visitors hailing from within China, it's much more of an international marketing effort for non-Chinese countries directed at the emerging super power.
Jun 1, 2010 The New York Times
The government of Shanghai was ahead of the curve with preservation, creating 12 historic preservation zones in the city in 2004.
May 4, 2010 The New York Times
The Shanghai 2010 World Expo opened this weekend, with an inspiring theme for urban planners: "Better City – Better Life". So what inspirational message about the future of cities did the United States bring to this world stage? Robert Jacobson reports on the tragedy of errors that birthed the lackluster U.S. Pavilion. Exclusive
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