December 31, 2015, 9am PST
National leaders in China have recognized urban challenges like pollution and public safety as threats to residents of the country's cities, and have released a policy statement to begin a new era of urban policies.
May 11, 2014, 1pm PDT
Reports from Beijing are that Chinese officials are considering a high speed rail project that would connect China to North America. The project sounds like science fiction—but the question remains whether China would or could pull off the project.
January 24, 2013, 1pm PST
As the structure of China’s urban shopping malls evolves into large-scale, multi-use “lifestyle complexes”, so too does their role in the social and cultural fabric of metropolitan society.
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.
October 17, 2011, 2pm PDT
Liu Yugie offers and considered and compelling analysis of the state of architecture in China today, and asks if "is China a playground for international architects or an abused testing ground for bad design?"
July 26, 2011, 1pm PDT
Banks in China have stopped accepting loan applications for property in the country's second- and third-tier cities in an effort to curb inflation.
January 26, 2011, 5am PST
This debate from <em>China Daily</em> offers a point-counterpoint over whether Chinese cities should be embarking on major subway building projects.
October 17, 2010, 7am PDT
Dense cities, argues Daniel Garst, are shaped like a pyramid, with the most density in the middle and sloping sides. Beijing, on the other hand, has developed more like a circus tent, with density at the sides but single-story homes in the middle.
August 10, 2010, 9am PDT
Chinese cities are destroying their architectural heritage as they rush to urbanize, according to Shan Jixiang, head of the State Administration of Cultural Heritage.
February 9, 2010, 10am PST
A new 350kph train connecting Zhengzhou and Xi'an debuted Saturday, cutting a 6 hour train ride down to less than 2 hours.
January 19, 2009, 8am PST
The City of Shanghai has signed on to a proposal from the Walt Disney Company to build a Disneyland theme park in Mainland China.
August 26, 2008, 10am PDT
With some of the its cleanest air in decades, Beijing is warming up to some of the pollution-cutting regulations officials have enacted during the Olympics. Some may become permanent.
December 7, 2007, 7am PST
<p>To stem the loss of farmland to development, the Chinese government is raising taxes on non-farmed arable land by 500%.</p>
October 31, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Bike lanes will be required for all new roads built in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, according to government officials. The city is hoping to get more people out of cars and onto bikes.</p>
February 8, 2007, 6am PST
<p>With more than 300,000 new cars hitting the roads each year, the Chinese capital has a serious shortage of parking. The solution? More parking lots of course.</p>
December 21, 2006, 9am PST
<p>To encourage more motorists to take advantage of public transit, the city is planning to build free parking lots near new transit stations.</p>
November 28, 2006, 12pm PST
<p>Plans for the Chinese capital's metro system fall just shy of 350 miles of track over 19 lines, which would surpass London's Underground by 2020.</p>
November 23, 2006, 9am PST
<p>An exhibition has opened in Beijing, highlighting the city's attempts to revamp their city planning in preparation for the 2008 Olympics.</p>
November 9, 2006, 5am PST
<p>After years of Beijing's growing middle class buying new flats on the city's outskirts, long commutes are encouraging people to move back into the city's center.</p>
September 29, 2006, 12pm PDT
With private car ownership increasing, can the bicycle making a comeback in China?