China

While they look clean and green on the drawing board, Asia's planned developments might be nothing more than cloned commercialism set in concrete. By undermining local culture, this 'smart city' approach may also prove unsustainable.
Apr 12, 2015   The Global Urbanist
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.
Apr 30, 2013   Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments
Old and new maps take center stage in China's effort to lay claims to disputed territories.
Feb 20, 2013   The Washington Post
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.
Feb 19, 2013   Places Journal
A 2,000 year old household registration system in China ties temporary urban workers to rural life.
Feb 10, 2013   The Washington Post
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.
Jan 13, 2013   The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Studies
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.
Dec 14, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
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.
Dec 1, 2012   The Atlantic
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.
Oct 28, 2012   The New York Times
Despite heated political rhetoric on the national stage, the Toledo mayor courts Chinese investors.
Oct 2, 2012   The Financial Times
A program that allows undercover inspectors to keep 80 percent of any fines proves (un)remarkably effective.
Aug 25, 2012   The Epoch Times