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
As the global recession continues to hit the global economy, shopping centers take on two distinct development patterns in developed and developing nations.
Jun 28, 2012 Retail Traffic
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.
Jun 24, 2012 The Architect's Newspaper