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Civilizing Mission

Austin Williams

Austin Williams is Associate Professor of Architecture at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in China and Director of the Future Cities Project. He is the China correspondent for The Architectural Review and has written for a wide range of magazines and newspapers, from The Economist to the London Review of Books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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China’s Urban Revolution : Understanding Chinese Eco-Cities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... of ecological thinking.Lewis, “From Ego to Eco: Architecture’s New Ecosophy,” in ed. Williams and Dounas, Masterplanning the Future: Modernism East & West & across the World, pp. 137–142. The Chinese philosopher Laozi, founder of Daoism, quipped:...

Fake Eco, Failed Cities

Austin Williams

Austin Williams is Associate Professor of Architecture at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in China and Director of the Future Cities Project. He is the China correspondent for The Architectural Review and has written for a wide range of magazines and newspapers, from The Economist to the London Review of Books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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China’s Urban Revolution : Understanding Chinese Eco-Cities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... to be punctured by a Chinese dragon (Figure 7.1).Williams, Laurence, “British Government under the Qianlong Emperor’s Gaze: Satire, Imperialism, and the Macartney Embassy to China, 1792–1804,” Lumen: Selected Proceedings From the Canadian Society...

Man Must Overcome Nature

Austin Williams

Austin Williams is Associate Professor of Architecture at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in China and Director of the Future Cities Project. He is the China correspondent for The Architectural Review and has written for a wide range of magazines and newspapers, from The Economist to the London Review of Books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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China’s Urban Revolution : Understanding Chinese Eco-Cities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... of the first schools of thought to place environmental concerns at the core of its ideas,”Lewis, P., “From Ego to Eco: Architecture’s New Ecosophy” cited in A. Williams and T. Dounas (eds), “Masterplanning the Future: Modernism East, West...

Industrial Heartland/Rural Backwater

Austin Williams

Austin Williams is Associate Professor of Architecture at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in China and Director of the Future Cities Project. He is the China correspondent for The Architectural Review and has written for a wide range of magazines and newspapers, from The Economist to the London Review of Books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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China’s Urban Revolution : Understanding Chinese Eco-Cities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... in papermaking, “the entire village functions as a living museum.”A. Williams, “TAO’s Museum of Handcraft Paper, Xinzhuang, China.” The Architectural Review, March 27, 2012.Limin Zheng (ed.), “China’s First Law for Preserving Intangible Cultural...

Growing Pains

Austin Williams

Austin Williams is Associate Professor of Architecture at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in China and Director of the Future Cities Project. He is the China correspondent for The Architectural Review and has written for a wide range of magazines and newspapers, from The Economist to the London Review of Books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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China’s Urban Revolution : Understanding Chinese Eco-Cities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In the Western environmental canon, the mantra “Small is Beautiful” or the maxim “reduce, re-use, re-cycle” are among the many commonplace phrases that reflect what financial journalist Daniel Ben-Ami has called “growth scepticism.”D...

Urban Experiments

Austin Williams

Austin Williams is Associate Professor of Architecture at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in China and Director of the Future Cities Project. He is the China correspondent for The Architectural Review and has written for a wide range of magazines and newspapers, from The Economist to the London Review of Books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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China’s Urban Revolution : Understanding Chinese Eco-Cities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Rizhao, with a population of around three million, is a prefecture-level city on the coast in Shandong, north China. Prefecture-level cities are not that high up the pecking order but tend to be reasonably large cities with a nonfarming...

Getting There

Austin Williams

Austin Williams is Associate Professor of Architecture at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in China and Director of the Future Cities Project. He is the China correspondent for The Architectural Review and has written for a wide range of magazines and newspapers, from The Economist to the London Review of Books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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China’s Urban Revolution : Understanding Chinese Eco-Cities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... in Seattle,” Xinhua, September 24, 2015. especially one that has given up the iron rice bowl. Individuals within close family units—honed through generations of survival, skepticism, and fear—look to each other to get on.Williams, A., “The...

Conclusion

Austin Williams

Austin Williams is Associate Professor of Architecture at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in China and Director of the Future Cities Project. He is the China correspondent for The Architectural Review and has written for a wide range of magazines and newspapers, from The Economist to the London Review of Books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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China’s Urban Revolution : Understanding Chinese Eco-Cities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... and opportunities where none existed before, and raising the potential for the sum total of humanity. But yes, there are undoubtedly inevitable human casualties to this kind of rapid progress.Williams, Enemies of Progress.Williams, Enemies...

What Is an Eco-City?

Austin Williams

Austin Williams is Associate Professor of Architecture at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in China and Director of the Future Cities Project. He is the China correspondent for The Architectural Review and has written for a wide range of magazines and newspapers, from The Economist to the London Review of Books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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China’s Urban Revolution : Understanding Chinese Eco-Cities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Traveling the 65 km from the center of bustling Beijing, past the 6th Ring Road, is a rather slow experience. My taxi sped or, rather, trundled through industrial suburbia past pagodas and pylons, chimneys and cooling towers until all...