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Book Review: Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the 21st Century

(This book review was written by Michael Cynkar, current master of Urban and Regional Planning student at Portland State University. ) Orville Schell and John Delury’s book Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the 21st Century, illustrates the history … Continue reading

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Book Review: China in Ten Words, and A Review in Several More

(This book review was written by Hannah Silver, current master of Urban and Regional Planning student at Portland State University. ) “China’s pain is mine,” states Yu Hua as an introduction to his 2011 account of his country’s incredible and … Continue reading

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Urban Growth Boundary for Chinese cities?

In the past year, planning field in China has been busy discussing how to control urban growth. One question stands out for investigation is, shall we set up the urban growth boundary for each city? What follows, is their interests in … Continue reading

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Chinese Dumplings and Global Warming

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/27/magazine/what-do-chinese-dumplings-have-to-do-with-global-warming.html?_r=1 This has been a fascinating article in recent months. In my mind, it was really hard to make connections between dumplings and global warming. However, after reading the article, I was reflecting that me myself sometimes make dumplings and … Continue reading

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War on Pollution is hurting GDP

Some have estimated that China’s economic growth might be close to zero if considering the amount of damage it has done on the environment. In another word, these GDP numbers are mostly illusions about economic development. Earlier in this blog, we … Continue reading

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Poverty, Inequality and Stability

By Yiping Fang A recent new item at Bloomberg states, that,  The income gap between rich and poor in China has now surpassed that of the United States. A common measure of income inequality almost doubled in China between 1980 … Continue reading

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Making designs look real?

Recently we had the PLACE landscape design studio coming to talk in the China seminar. In their presentation, One of PLACE Principle, Charles mentioned about their design procedures, which usually just have quick turn-around by sending the client some pictures of … Continue reading

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