TITLE

Cities of the Future: MADE IN CHINA

AUTHOR(S)
Roasa, Dustin
PUB. DATE
September 2012
SOURCE
Foreign Policy;Sep/Oct2012, Issue 195, p72
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses urban technology, focusing on the role played by China in developing and planning for technological innovations used in cities through the investments in infrastructure. The article notes that urban growth in China far outpaces that seen in the U.S. as of 2012 and highlights several innovations it feels will play a dominant role in future urban design including the use of modular construction methods for skyscrapers, the development of electric automobiles used as taxi cabs, and the increased use of high-speed railroad systems, or bullet trains. Other innovations discussed include nuclear energy, the solar power industry, and technologies aimed at recycling waste.
ACCESSION #
78428174

 

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