Tag: Urbanization

Beijing to New York: A Building Challenge

The United States long ago ceded the title of world’s tallest building to Asia and the Middle East. Seven of the top 10 tallest completed buildings in the world are now in Asia, according to the Council on Tall Buildings...

/ June 12, 2017

The Business of Urbanization in China

The government is preparing to throw billions into urbanization in China, but has it thought through the hardware challenges? By Colin Shek Perhaps the most striking way to take in China’s startling urbanization is to sit in front of a...

/ September 16, 2014

Smart City Development in China

Officials are turning to technology to improve efficiency and tackle problems in urban China. By Don Johnson The next time you visit Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, don’t forget to visit the app store first. In this historic Yangtze River city near Suzhou,...

/ June 17, 2014

Economist: To Tackle its Problems, China Must Continue to Invest

Without more investment, an economist argues that China cannot solve its most pressing problems, including pollution, traffic congestion, food security, and the quality of medical and educational services. By Ben Baden These days the general consensus is that China must...

/ June 10, 2013

China in 2013: A Year of Transition

China’s economy will continue to grow at a high rate, and the government will implement reforms incrementally.by Minggao ShenChina is entering a pivotal decade that could bring the country lasting prosperity. The 18th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party...

/ January 1, 2013

Off to the City

China’s rapid urbanization promises a higher quality of life for millions of rural residents but only if urban governments implement and enforce the right policies by Shahid Yusuf China’s urbanization rate is not extraordinary. It is approaching 50 percent, which...

/ May 1, 2009