Posts Tagged: Hong Kong

BTHK COVER 4mar13

Book Review: Bumbling Through Hong Kong

I met architect, author and illustrator Tom Schmidt a few weeks ago while he was visiting Singapore on a book tour.  Our mutual friend introduced his book to me as “a travel guide of Hong Kong designed for kids.”  Although

BTHK COVER 4mar13

Book Review: Bumbling Through Hong Kong

I met architect, author and illustrator Tom Schmidt a few weeks ago while he was visiting Singapore on a book tour.  Our mutual friend introduced his book to me as “a travel guide of Hong Kong designed for kids.”  Although

/ News

Urbanization News: July 29

Pop Up to Permanent: The Globe and Mail features cities in North America and Europe that have embraced the idea of pop-up projects as a planning tool to rethink public spaces. The image above is from Times Square in New

/ News

Urbanization News: July 29

Pop Up to Permanent: The Globe and Mail features cities in North America and Europe that have embraced the idea of pop-up projects as a planning tool to rethink public spaces. The image above is from Times Square in New

/ News

Urbanization News: July 24

“1 Million Dead in 30 Seconds”: That’s the appropriately jarring title of an article by Claire Berlinski in the Summer volume of City Journal, about the increasing risk of earthquakes for massive destruction as cities grow larger. It’s really an

/ News

Urbanization News: July 24

“1 Million Dead in 30 Seconds”: That’s the appropriately jarring title of an article by Claire Berlinski in the Summer volume of City Journal, about the increasing risk of earthquakes for massive destruction as cities grow larger. It’s really an

/ News

Urbanization News April 29

This week the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy released a New Report on Housing in China from  Here is an excerpt: “While many analysts are familiar with the remarkable growth of China’s economy, its market-oriented reforms, and the large investments

/ News

Urbanization News April 29

This week the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy released a New Report on Housing in China from  Here is an excerpt: “While many analysts are familiar with the remarkable growth of China’s economy, its market-oriented reforms, and the large investments

City Beautiful: Pop-Up Cities

This week’s City Beautiful starts from a post on BLDG Blog about a forthcoming book,  Short Stories: London in Two-and-a-Half Dimensions. Authors CJ Lim and Ed Liu create a new genre of “architectural fiction” where fantastical  environments built in paper

City Beautiful: Pop-Up Cities

This week’s City Beautiful starts from a post on BLDG Blog about a forthcoming book,  Short Stories: London in Two-and-a-Half Dimensions. Authors CJ Lim and Ed Liu create a new genre of “architectural fiction” where fantastical  environments built in paper

/ News

Urbanization News April 8

This weeks featured story is the release of The 2011 Knight Frank Global Cities Survey.  This survey compares cities based on economic activity, political power, quality of life and knowledge and influence to rank cities. What are the top cities

/ News

Urbanization News April 8

This weeks featured story is the release of The 2011 Knight Frank Global Cities Survey.  This survey compares cities based on economic activity, political power, quality of life and knowledge and influence to rank cities. What are the top cities

Ranking the World’s Mass Transit Systems

Have you ever wondered what the best mass transit systems in the world are?  Most New Yorkers would agree that we do not have the cleanest system in the world, nor the most efficient system given recent MTA service cuts

Ranking the World’s Mass Transit Systems

Have you ever wondered what the best mass transit systems in the world are?  Most New Yorkers would agree that we do not have the cleanest system in the world, nor the most efficient system given recent MTA service cuts