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A planned metropolis in a once-booming corner of China feels empty due to unfinished skyscrapers and a dearth of residents, the Washington Post reports.

September 7, 2015

IBM researchers are designing software that can project how bad the city’s air pollution might be and recommend steps to alleviate it, the MIT Technology Review reports.

September 4, 2015

When mayors were summoned to Beijing for meetings on air pollution, fast and dramatic improvements in air quality followed, Chinadialogue reports. 

August 27, 2015

The inferno that destroyed part of a major Chinese city released dangerous toxins into the air and contaminated water, Chinadialogue reports. 

August 24, 2015

The new environmentally conscious Chinese cities “are just too small, too remote, too class-exclusive and expensive,” CityMetric reports. 

August 21, 2015

The number of environmentally friendly buildings in China has multiplied by more than 150 times since 2008, Eco-Business reports. 

August 20, 2015

More than half of the world’s tallest buildings are in Asia, where most cities have no choice but to expand upward, Urban Land reports. 

August 14, 2015

Sudden collapses of earth in dozens of Chinese cities are blamed mostly on over-extraction of water, minerals and oil in urban areas, CityMetric reports. 

August 12, 2015

These energy-efficient cities-in-miniature can include housing, offices and even food production under one roof, Good reports. 

August 3, 2015

The ridesharing app revolutionizing urban transit is getting a lift from Chinese customers fed up with limited taxi service, the Washington Post reports. 

July 31, 2015

Chinese developers are playing a lead role in the urbanization of Kigali, Lagos, Addis Ababa and other African cities

July 28, 2015

Beijing would be the hub of a massive, 82,000 square mile corridor that would aim to deploy resources more efficiently, Business Insider reports. 

July 27, 2015

Corruption, engineering flaws and violations of land-use regulations derailed the planned city of Dongtan near Shanghai, Chinadialogue reports.

July 24, 2015

More than 100 cities nationwide have pedestrian-only streets, The City Fix reports. 

July 23, 2015

In the latest round of testing, 19 Chinese cities satisfied air-quality standards, Reuters reports. 

July 20, 2015

The bus system will feature 37 stations over a 23 km route when completed in early 2016, according to the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy.

July 17, 2015

Spurred by water shortages and floods, Shenzhen and other cities are introducing permeable pavement and bioswales to absorb rainwater without sewers, E&E Publishing reports. 

June 30, 2015

American-style subdivisions such as Beijing’s “Orange County” offer refuge from city life but also contribute to auto dependency and sprawl, The City Fix reports. 

June 23, 2015

A South China Morning Post editorial applauds the sweeping smoking ban implemented by Beijing and urges other Chinese cities to adopt it.

June 18, 2015

Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou are among the first wave of China cities that will seek to contain sprawl that consumes forests and farms, China. org.cn reports. 

June 10, 2015
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