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Nanning

For those of you missing the China posts, I miss China, too!  I wrote a poem about it:

It is a spring morning in central Jersey. 333 more words

China

Kali ma la land

“Invoke the Goddess in you!” shouted a billboard lit by the strong halogen , next to the crowded flyover. Of all the places that I’ve stayed in , Calcutta has the most powerful design message in its traditional jewellery. 142 more words

Cities

The city that exploded: how China's growth led to the Tianjin disaster

The 2015 storage facility surge in Tianjin was among the worst manmade catastrophes in Chinese history and exposed the darker side of quick urbanisation

I t was nearly midnight on a summer season Wednesday in 2015 when Xiumin Hu was jolted awake by a loud sound. 1,378 more words

News

2036: A Floor Space Odyssey

Property writer Peter Bill takes us through the key points of the City of London’s recently published City Plan 2036: Shaping the Future City. 1,077 more words

Architecture

The missed opportunity of a tiny, tidy life

Meet your neighbors” should be a rather benign request. You share many trappings of your life with them, after all: A street, a building stairwell, a bodega where you see each other buying the exact same flavor of taquitos at two in the morning. 2,268 more words

Climate & Energy