In a near future large Chinese cities will have to be reworked, again

The rapid building in China, to a large degree focusing volume and disregard of the past, in my view will mostly likely need rework and overhaul in a near future. In the current 5-year plan (2011-2015) the Chinese government plans to build 30 000 000 apartments for low income people in cities. This is disturbingly similar to the Swedish million-program and other modernist "housing projects" in the West in the ca 1960-1970.

The lack of connection between life styles, ideals and dreams of people and the brutal planned city will almost certainly create huge problems. What can we do to help?

Photo: SZE TSUNG LEONG

Photo: SZE TSUNG LEONG

Photo: SZE TSUNG LEONG

Photo: SZE TSUNG LEONG

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