RAS Lecture

Cafe Sambal

Progress and Prosperity: The New Chinese City as Global Urban Model

Speaker: Daan Roggeveen

Co-sponsored by China Crossroads

This talk will focus on China’s shift from building for construction’s sake to that of building for progress. After decades of extraordinary development and urbanization, Chinese cities have arrived at a stage of a “New Normal.” Urban development is now shifting from quantity-driven to quality-driven, with art and culture as a tasty topping for countless developments. How does this look from on-the-ground in China, and how will China’s metamorphosis impact cities worldwide –especially in the Global South?

Daan Roggeveen is Partner at MORE Architecture, a multidisciplinary firm with offices in Shanghai and Amsterdam that he founded with Robert Chen. With journalist Michiel Hulshof, he founded the Go West Project, focusing on emerging megacities. He is author of How the City Moved to Mr. Sun: China’s New Megacities, and editor of Progress and Prosperity: The New Chinese City as Global Urban Model.

 

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