New York MTA

Coronavirus Effects on the Global Transportation System

As the coronavirus continues to move across the globe, its effects on shared transportation modes and freight shipping are becoming more apparent.

March 9, 2020 - Eno Center for Transportation

Multi-Family Building

Buildings Full of Empty Apartments Pose Problems in China

Failed investments and buildings with no tenants sit on the outskirts of Beijing and Shanghai.

March 4, 2019 - CityLab


Friday Eye Candy: 195 Gigapixels of Urban Glory

An incredibly detailed bird's eye view of Shanghai.

January 25, 2019 - Dezeen

Hong Kong High Rises

Asian, Australian Property Markets Begin to Cool

Markets for residential property income of East Asia's most expensive cities are slowing down. The U.S.-China trade war is one factor, along with local controls and a mainland Chinese economy applying the brakes.

January 11, 2019 - The Vancouver Sun

Shanghai China

Population Limits Push Residents Out of Beijing and Shanghai

In top-tier Chinese cities like Shanghai and Beijing, new population caps have spurred the relocation of residents, many of them low-income, to smaller cities and the outskirts.

March 31, 2018 - The Guardian


Bike Sharing Leaves Shanghai Drowning in Bikes

Multiple bikesharing companies have put 280,000 bikes on Shanghai's streets, but many are parked in random locations or left unusable on city sidewalks.

March 18, 2017 - Shanghai Daily

Hong Kong Towers

Sand: Another Victim of Global Urbanization

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.

March 8, 2017 - The Guardian


Ten of the Best New Skyscrapers From Around the World

Dezeen presents a not-so-humble list of the ten best skyscrapers opened to the public in 2016.

December 20, 2016 - Dezeen


Friday Eye Candy: Images of the World's Cities Through History

Tour the history of the world's most famous cities.

September 23, 2016 - Business Insider

Shanghai Shopping

Pedestrianization Models from China

For urbanization in China's cities to be truly human-centered, pedestrianization plans must be thoroughly considered.

July 27, 2015 - The City Fix


American Suburbia Transplanted to Beijing

Chinese and Indian cities have been quick to welcome housing developments modeled on North American suburbs, including "Orange County" and "Vancouver Forest" in Beijing. This globalized sprawl perpetuates all the ills of our own.

June 30, 2015 - The City Fix

China Flood

China Submerged: Mapping Nightmare Sea Levels

Cartographer Jeffrey Linn has compiled maps of how coastal China would look under risen seas. Over 40 percent of the country's population lives in potentially affected regions.

May 30, 2015 - China File

Shanghai China

China's Megacities May Soon Rely on Urban Farming

While widespread urban farming remains pipe dream in the United States, dwindling arable land and a mass shift to cities might make it a necessity in China.

March 31, 2015 - designboom

The Best and the Worst Airports to Access

If you want great access to an airport, go overseas—that's the main finding of a study by Golden Gateway Alliance, a Manhattan-based airport advocacy organization. Tied for dead-last in terms of access is Denver and a certain New York airport.

February 17, 2015 - New York Post

China High Speed Rail

1100-Mile High Speed Rail Route Opens in China—Equivalent to Los Angeles to Seattle

China opened 32(!) new high speed rail routes this week, including a connection between Shanghai and Guanzhou equivalent to a trip between Los Angeles and Seattle.

December 12, 2014 - Shanghai Daily

Researchers Pushing for Even Bigger Chinese Cities

Research suggests China’s current urbanization policy forgoes $2 trillion in growth over the next ten years. That is, unless the government funnels even more migrants into major population centers and develops for density.

October 24, 2014 - Bloomberg News

In "Her," the L.A. of the Future Speaks to Some of Today's Anxieties

In his latest film, “Her,” Spike Jonze presents a one-of-a-kind vision of L.A.'s future.

January 20, 2014 - Los Angeles Times

China's Annual Air Pollution Death Toll: Half A Million People

The admission is the first from a Chinese official that puts a human cost on the country's huge air pollution problem, largely stemming from coal-burning power plants. But Shanghai had good news this week too. Rain brought blue skies and clean air.

January 11, 2014 - Marketplace

Shanghai Halts Construction, Orders Children Inside due to Severe Smog

Off-the-chart smog levels recorded on Friday in China’s second largest city put its 30 million residents at risk and has authorities urging people to stay indoors.

December 9, 2013 - The Huffington Post

Urban Farming: Coming to a Mall Near You?

If an upscale mall in Shanghai is any indication, Prada and Gucci may have a new competitor to contend with: a storefront farm, complete with seasonal produce and a pig pen.

September 23, 2013 - Inhabitat

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