New Urban China
New Urban China
ISBN: 978-0-470-75122-0 October 2008 136 Pages
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- Provides the inside story with contributions from Chinese urbanists, academics and commentators.
- Features an interview on Dongtan with Peter Head of Arup
- Dedicates a special section to the emerging generation of Chinese architects: Zhang Ke of standardarchitecture, Atelier Zhanglei, MAD, MADA s.p.a.m. and URBANUS.
Table of contents
Editorial (Helen Castle).
'Leaping Forward, Getting Rich Gloriously, and Letting a Hundred Cities Bloom' (Laurence Liauw).
The Taxonomy of Contemporary Chinese Cities (We Make Cities): A Sampling (Jiang Jun).
The Institutional and Political Background to Chinese Urbanisation (Sun Shiwen).
Urbanisation in Contemporary China Observed: Dramatic Changes and Disruptions (Huang Weiwen).
Urbanisation in China in the Age of Reform (Zhang Jie).
Leaving Utopian China (Zhou Rong).
The Chinese City: A Self-Contained Utopia (Neville Mars).
The ‘People's City' (Wang Jun).
Street Life and the 'People's City' (Shi Jian).
Unknown Urbanity: Towards the Village in the City (Yushi Uehara).
Urban Villages (Meng Yan).
Post-Event Cities (Zhi Wenjun and Liu Yuyang).
Dongtan, China's Flagship Eco-City: An Interview with Peter Head of Arup (Helen Castle).
After China: The World?
Three Perspectives on a Critical Question (Kyong Park, Laurence Liauw and Doreen Heng Liu).
Emerging Chinese Architectural Practice Under Development.
URBANUS Architecture & Design (Atelier Zhanglei).
MAD (Laurence Liauw).
Chronology of Main Government Policies Affecting Urbanisation in China: 1970–2007 (Compiled by Sun Shiwen).
Steven Holl's NYU Philosophy (Jayne Merkel).
The Bluecoat (David Littlefield).
CJ Lim/Studio 8 Architects: Through the Looking Glass (Howard Watson).
Architecture in China and the Meaning of Modern (Edward Denison).
Light: Between Architecture and Event (Valentina Croci).
Ecomasterplanning (Ken Yeang).
Drawing Strength From Machinery (Neil Spiller).
McLean's Nuggets (Will McLean).