China

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The city about to set a new standard for battery-powered electric bus transit was a small collection of fishing villages just 40 years ago.
The City Fix
November 14, 2017, 8am PST
App-driven bikeshare, without the station, has been spreading rapidly, especially in China. But the system comes with its share of problems, including its own version of the tragedy of the commons.
The Guardian
September 9, 2017, 11am PDT
A versatile building material with a long pedigree, concrete also has associations with ugliness and totalitarianism. Its reinforced variety, widely used today, can conceal a costly flaw.
CityLab
July 28, 2017, 11am PDT
Led by the companies Mobike and Ofo, so-called "dockless" bike sharing is all the rage in Chinese cities. Unlocked by app, the bikes can be left anywhere for the next user to pick up. There have been some hiccups.
CNN Tech
May 17, 2017, 1pm PDT
China is building roads, tunnels, planning trains and power plants outside its borders to bolster its influence.
New York Times
April 2, 2017, 9am PDT
Ersatz versions of architectural icons like the Eiffel Tower, the London Bridge, or the Statue of Liberty are popping up around the world. Are you ready to test your skills in parsing the real from the fake?
The Guardian
March 21, 2017, 9am PDT
While much has been made of the suburban shopping mall's decline, successful urban retail spaces are taking their inspiration from the humble city street.
The Guardian
March 8, 2017, 8am PST
Headlined by vertical (and horizontal) sprawl in China, India, and elsewhere, the global building boom requires vast quantities of concrete and asphalt. And to get those materials, sand must be taken from the environment.
The Guardian
March 4, 2017, 1pm PST
Before 20th century urban renewal programs, U.S. cities were often overcrowded fire hazards and breeding grounds for tuberculosis and other airborne diseases. However, many of these programs also did severe damage. Is there a better way?
UrbDeZine
October 11, 2016, 1pm PDT
Plans for the development of a new, unnamed capital city just east of Cairo has received the financial backing of Chinese investors.
CNN
October 1, 2016, 9am PDT
China turning over a new leaf on pollution and greenhouse gases.
Grist
August 23, 2016, 10am PDT
The problem, Paul Rosenstiel writes, isn't a scarcity of capital. It's an unwillingness to make investing in infrastructure a lucrative choice for private capital.
Governing
August 12, 2016, 9am PDT
As more constraints are put on cash outflows by the Chinese government, Chinese investors are slowing their spending spree on U.S. real estate.
Bloomberg
August 2, 2016, 2pm PDT
After a period of modernization and urban growth unrivaled in human history, several forces promise a slump, or at least a slowing. Maybe it's time to improve existing cities, not keep building new ones.
Bloomberg
July 18, 2016, 6am PDT
International borders viewed from above show how different patterns of political, urban and agricultural development often collide.
Medium
May 31, 2016, 5am PDT
The latest from China: a concept for street-straddling buses that cars could pass underneath. The giant vehicles could improve worsening traffic and already-dire pollution levels, taking the place of many conventional buses.
CityLab
December 24, 2015, 5am PST
Geographer Duncan Smith mapped the predicted trajectory of worldwide urban growth from 1950 through 2030. Concentric circles of different shades show where and when growth was (or will be) the most dramatic.
CityLab
July 27, 2015, 10am PDT
For urbanization in China's cities to be truly human-centered, pedestrianization plans must be thoroughly considered.
The City Fix
May 22, 2015, 6am PDT
China has added to the ranks of the world's megacities at a ridiculous clip. Even so, inland cities have tended to languish in anonymity. With new policies and economic orientations, the Chonquings are starting to compete with the Shanghais.
The Diplomat
April 12, 2015, 5am PDT
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.
The Global Urbanist