The same forces that make water a constant problem for Hong Kong also make the city a source of innovations.
Alok Gupta October 6, 2017
“Shanghai’s waste management sector is reaching a point of significant transition,” says a new report.
David Hatch August 17, 2017
For the northern hemisphere, summer’s not done yet.
Ian Klaus August 14, 2017
What six countries can tell us about how to recover from disaster.
Christopher Swope July 26, 2017
4 takeaways on urban philanthropy from a global gathering of foundations.
Christopher Swope June 20, 2017
More of the city's people and buildings are reaching old age, a phenomenon planners are calling 'double ageing'.
Alok Gupta June 13, 2017
An interview with the World Economic Forum’s urban point person, Alice Charles.
Gregory Scruggs April 7, 2017
Local authorities make up a key part of China’s new strategy to combat climate change. These cities have committed to ‘peak’ their carbon emissions before 2030.
Gregory Scruggs November 18, 2016
Urbanization tips from Scandinavia and China, culture’s role in building better cities, responding to climate change and migration — and more!
Gregory Scruggs and Carey L. Biron November 2, 2016

The city wins plaudits for its ‘smart’ city advances while prompting concerns about how it will use the data it gathers, Forbes reports.  

October 28, 2016

Notable initiatives include the world’s largest bike rental scheme and the relocation of farmers to high rises, China Daily and the Wall Street Journal report. 

September 6, 2016

At least 19 massive urban zones are envisioned that would integrate the infrastructure, economies and governance of regional cities, Bloomberg View reports.

September 1, 2016
In a year of historic flooding, China is betting on new strategies that allow cities to soak in rainwater rather than expel it.
Wade Shepard July 28, 2016
At the Habitat II cities conference in 1996, China’s take on urbanization didn’t impress many. Today, parts of Habitat III’s New Urban Agenda look lifted from the country’s own new planning guidelines.
Wade Shepard July 15, 2016

New research indicates that China’s capital is dropping by up to 11 cm (4 inches) a year thanks to excessive groundwater extraction, CNN reports. 

July 5, 2016

Proponents of the affordable, fuel-efficient transit option say that better urban planning would reduce traffic violations, Chinadialogue reports. 

June 29, 2016

Drought and unchecked urban development have reduced the city’s water supply to dangerously low levels, Marketplace reports. 

May 19, 2016
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