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Risk Is In The Eyes of the Beholder Part IV

Yesterday, the new national aquatics center was unveiled in Beijing. This will become the venue for the leading water events of the Beijing Olympics. After the Olympics are over, it will be converted to a shopping mall for Beijing’s masses. Beijing is now the site for some of the most exciting architecture in the world. [...]

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China’s Cities: Coming Out At The Wrong End of History?

Several days ago I attended Urbancamp Beijing, hosted by Orange Labs in Beijing. The purpose of the event was to explore how cities of the not-too-distant future will look like; the theme was the Chinese City 2.0. Because China is growing so rapidly in this area, it has become a sociologist’s paradise for study. Neville [...]

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