Posts Tagged: Shanghai

A European Ghost Town In China?

Recent articles from CNN to the India Times have reported on ghost town cities popping up all over China built in the image of western counterparts. Places like Thames Town outside of Shanghai have been built in the replication of

A European Ghost Town In China?

Recent articles from CNN to the India Times have reported on ghost town cities popping up all over China built in the image of western counterparts. Places like Thames Town outside of Shanghai have been built in the replication of

Shanghai Demolishes Another Urban Village

I discovered last week that an urban village I visited about a year ago in Shanghai is in the process of being demolished.  Although this is all to common in China, this case was especially disheartening because this village housed

Shanghai Demolishes Another Urban Village

I discovered last week that an urban village I visited about a year ago in Shanghai is in the process of being demolished.  Although this is all to common in China, this case was especially disheartening because this village housed

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Urbanization News April 1

This week’s featured story: Construction of NYU Campus in Shanghai Started this week in Pudong The NYU Shanghai project will be China’s first international university co-established with a US university.  NYU president John Sexton officially announced the university early this

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Urbanization News April 1

This week’s featured story: Construction of NYU Campus in Shanghai Started this week in Pudong The NYU Shanghai project will be China’s first international university co-established with a US university.  NYU president John Sexton officially announced the university early this

Public Service Murals in China’s Cities

Public service messages are not always thought of as art.  However, Urban Photo has found some beautiful mural and mosaic PSA’s in the back allies of a Shanghai and Suzhou.  The messages that accompany these colorful displays generally provide “Party-like

Public Service Murals in China’s Cities

Public service messages are not always thought of as art.  However, Urban Photo has found some beautiful mural and mosaic PSA’s in the back allies of a Shanghai and Suzhou.  The messages that accompany these colorful displays generally provide “Party-like

Urban Form in Shanghai vs New York

Berlin New York Istanbul After last week’s post Comparing Urban Form and then seeing these amazing comparative maps by French artist Armelle Caron I was inspired to investigate urban form a little deeper.  One description of Caron’s work says, Caron

Urban Form in Shanghai vs New York

Berlin New York Istanbul After last week’s post Comparing Urban Form and then seeing these amazing comparative maps by French artist Armelle Caron I was inspired to investigate urban form a little deeper.  One description of Caron’s work says, Caron

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Urbanization News Roundup Feb 25

More Low-Down on Tall Buildings “There is a growing body of research on the benefits and drawbacks of tall buildings, and this research gives a decidedly mixed picture. Indeed there are significant negative ecological impacts of tall buildings, as well

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Urbanization News Roundup Feb 25

More Low-Down on Tall Buildings “There is a growing body of research on the benefits and drawbacks of tall buildings, and this research gives a decidedly mixed picture. Indeed there are significant negative ecological impacts of tall buildings, as well

Construction & Deconstruction of the Shanghai Expo

Between 2004 to 2010 the government of Shanghai relocated over 18,000 households from the 528 hectare site of the 2010 World Expo.  This of course resulted in massive demolition projects and subsequent construction of new housing projects in more remote

Construction & Deconstruction of the Shanghai Expo

Between 2004 to 2010 the government of Shanghai relocated over 18,000 households from the 528 hectare site of the 2010 World Expo.  This of course resulted in massive demolition projects and subsequent construction of new housing projects in more remote