How not to urbanise

Print edition : February 22, 2013

Tomb No. 1, the largest of three pits where China's army of terracotta soldiers are buried, at the museum located about 40 km from the ancient capital of Xi'an in northern China. Photo: VIKTOR KOROTAYEV/REUTERS

At the main shopping district in Shanghai, China. A 2002 photograph. It is projected that more than a billion people will live in urban China by 2030. Photo: Dermot Tatlow

The model of urban development that has been adopted recently in China takes little from the preserving and conserving approaches found in Europe that provide aesthetic value, pleasant public spaces for residents and varying and mixed use of urban locations.
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