May 12, 2013, 1pm PDT
The Chinese government has been employing a bottom-up approach to sustainability through pilot programs in individual cities, boosting investment in clean energy by 20 percent since last year.
April 30, 2013, 10am PDT
Architect Mark Sofield explores the essential meaning of craft in architecture, which he says lies in the nature of the connections a building or space creates. A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments
February 20, 2013, 11am PST
Old and new maps take center stage in China's effort to lay claims to disputed territories.
The Washington Post
February 19, 2013, 6am PST
In his new book "A History of Future Cities", journalist Daniel Brook visits four cities on the edge of the future: St. Petersburg, Shanghai, Mumbai, and Dubai.
Places Journal
February 10, 2013, 9am PST
A 2,000 year old household registration system in China ties temporary urban workers to rural life.
The Washington Post
January 13, 2013, 9am PST
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has released its annual report on the state of skyscraper construction. Worldwide, 2012 witnessed the completion of 66 buildings taller than 200 meters, including the second tallest in the world.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Studies
December 14, 2012, 11am PST
To keep its slowing economy humming, China continues to pump colossal funds into infrastructure projects. With massive stimulus spending comes massive inefficiencies. Naomi Rovnick selects China's most wasteful infrastructure projects of 2012.
The Atlantic Cities
December 1, 2012, 11am PST
Derek Thompson discusses the findings of a new study from the Brookings Institution that ranks the world's 300 biggest cities by GDP and job growth over the past year. Put simply, China is growing and Europe is slowing.
The Atlantic
October 28, 2012, 11am PDT
Announced at a recent United Nations summit on biodiversity, India’s pledge of $50 million to assist developing countries with conservation efforts marks a significant shift in the way environmental protection is funded worldwide.
The New York Times
October 2, 2012, 5am PDT
Despite heated political rhetoric on the national stage, the Toledo mayor courts Chinese investors.
The Financial Times
August 25, 2012, 11am PDT
A program that allows undercover inspectors to keep 80 percent of any fines proves (un)remarkably effective.
The Epoch Times
June 28, 2012, 8am PDT
As the global recession continues to hit the global economy, shopping centers take on two distinct development patterns in developed and developing nations.
Retail Traffic
June 24, 2012, 1pm PDT
Julie V. Iovine laments that while walkability is the watchword of the day, architects have to design what they're hired to design -- and that often means designing iconic buildings that turn a blind eye to pedestrians.
The Architect's Newspaper
June 7, 2012, 7am PDT
Chinese developers recently completed their controversial replication of the Austrian village of Hallstatt, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, reports Molly Oswaks.
March 21, 2012, 6am PDT
An interactive visualization recently released by Unicef presents a startling picture of the world's urban population growth from 1950 to 2050. Mark Wilson deconstructs its implications.
Fast Company Co:Design
February 13, 2012, 11am PST
A new report by one of China's premier academic research organizations has warned about rising discrepancies between the growth of China's cities and their ability to provide the resources necessary to serve those populations.
China Daily
January 25, 2012, 10am PST
With L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's 'America Fast Forward' plan to fund 30 years of transportation improvements in 10 years going nowhere fast in Congress, Joel Epstein asks if the Mayor might be lining up our country's creditor-in-chief.
The Source
January 23, 2012, 9am PST
Apple's decision to performs most of its engineering and manufacturing overseas, highlights how the US government and the US manufacturing industry can no longer compete internationally. " 'Made in the U.S.A.' is no longer a viable option."
The New York Times
January 9, 2012, 1pm PST
Indonesia's economy is growing but the crumbling infrastructure is costing residents.
December 30, 2011, 5am PST
Steep and sudden price reductions are being felt in real estate markets in Shanghai and across China. Indicators suggest that the 'biggest bubble of the century' may have just burst.
Foreign Affairs