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Concrete Dragon China's Urban Revolution and What It Means for the World

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ISBN-10: 1568986270

ISBN-13: 9781568986272

Edition: 2008

Authors: Thomas J. Campanella

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In the early 1980s, China launched the greatest building boom in human history, beginning a period of wholesale construction and destruction unlike anything the world has ever seen. There were fewer than 200 cities in China in the late 1970s; today there are nearly 700. While the United States has 9 cities with more than a million residents, China now has 102 such cities. And in a single decade more Chinese families have been displaced by redevelopment than by 30 years of urban renewal in the United States. The scale of this urban revolution is breathtaking: China is now home to the largest malls on earth, the biggest airport, many of the planet's tallest buildings and longest bridges, the…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date: 4/17/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Thomas Campanella is a contributing editor to Wired & regular contributor to Architectural Record. p He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

The Urbanism of Ambition
Thunder from the South
Reclaiming Shanghai
The Politics of the Past
Capital Improvements
City of Chai
The Country and the City
Suburbanization and the Mechanics of Sprawl
Driving the Capitalist Road
Theme Parks and the Landscape of Consumption
Epilogue: China Reinvents the City
Notes
Index