Friday, November 4, 2011
Sarah Williams Goldhagen has a fascinating article on the stuning scale of urban infrastructure projects in China:
[S]ince the 1980s well over 100 million Chinese, and probably closer to 200 million, have moved from rural areas into urban areas. Projections estimate that in order to accommodate these new urban dwellers, China will need to build fifty cities housing one million people every year between now and 2030.
(Pic: Skyline of Bao'an, a city of 5 million people in southeast China)