Shanghai, first impressions

One month since my arrival to China. An intense period of 4 weeks holding my new role as Senior Lecturer in Environmental Design at DeTao Academy-Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts. I have spent most of my time in the university sector of Songjiang, a massive concentration of universities and related services in the southwest of…

Words and Cities: The Case of Urban Villages and Eco-Cities/ By Chuan Wang

Chuan Wang: PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh In urban studies, vague concepts accommodate different meanings under the same name. Recent terms are being invented in order to name our dreams of future cities, but this pattern is not new (Garden City 1898; Radiant City 1924; New Urbanism 1993; Global City 1991, etc.) Many…