David Adam

@globalcities | Cities navigating globalisation: from London to Beijing

Watch as 1000 years of European borders change

Next Silicon Valleys: Beijing's start-ups show stamina

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I Explored China’s Biggest Ghost City And It’s Even Crazier Than People Think

Built for over a million people, the city of Ordos was designed to be the crowning glory of Inner Mongolia. Doomed to incompletion however, this futuristic metropolis now rises empty out of the deserts of northern China. Only 2% of its buildings were ever filled; the rest has largely been left to …

Did Soros Just Predict a China Crash?

George Soros probably shouldn't expect any warm invitations to Beijing -- not with the much-reviled short seller warning of a giant Chinese crash.<p>The …

Could poor planning turn China’s city centers into slums?

PRI

China may be the world's most prolific copycat. It's brought us pirated DVDs, fake iPhones, and even entire fake Apple stores.<p>But what about knock-off architecture?<p>The city of Suzhou has a version of London's Tower Bridge. Hangzhou has a faux Eiffel Tower. Then there are the full-scale copycat …

Does China’s newest clean air pledge mean anything? There’s a first time for everything

Zhou Shengxian, China’s much-maligned Minister of Environment Protection, promised during a meeting with his European Union counterpart this weekend to usher in a new era of clean air. Specific details are scarce. Here’s the joint statement from Brussels:<p>Minister Zhou outlined how the concept of …

Can China clean up fast enough?

“HELL is a city much like London—a populous and a smoky city,” wrote Percy Bysshe Shelley in 1819. It is a description that would suit many Chinese …

Wang Qingsong Addresses Chinese Urbanization In Massive, Impressively Crowded Photographs

Beijing-based artist Wang Qingsong has watched his homeland's epic transformation since the Cultural Revolution, observing China's boom in population, industry and commercial presence over the last four and a half decades. His photographs reflect the overwhelming changes, portraying crowded, …

The Time is Now

The 2018 U.S. Mayors Challenge, sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies, is a nationwide competition that encourages city leaders to uncover bold, …

Urban Design

Peak Urbanization?

Emerging markets are driving global growth, and 3.5 billion people are moving to cities. That's $20 trillion of infrastructure to lay down. It's either a big problem or an opportunity. -- Peter Henry, dean of NYU's Stern School of Business, New York Times Magazine.<p>Global investors have focused on …