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Old August 31st, 2014, 11:51 AM   #641
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Yes, I can certainly understand. There is no other option at this point. Beijing is also attractive to foreigners as well. A friend will move to Beijing next year.

But I also wonder about mega cities in general. They should re-think the entire concept of a building. Right now it's just becoming endless apartment blocks with some skyscrapers her and there. Instead we should think about huge building blocks with for example, factories within and offices and homes on the edges where there is sunlight. Cities within Cities so people can go to work without having to drive on a highway.

Ofcourse, this is already happing to some extend in Cities like Hong Kong and Shanghai with massive walkway systems and undergound malls.
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Hundreds of millions of rural peasants have already descended into the coastal cities, that is how the coastal cities have been made. Most Shanghainese and Beijingnese were not born in Shanghai/Beijing.

The megacities have been made megacities by design, and the underlying argument is that clusters of megacities are/will be more economic successful than a string of smaller cities.
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The migrant populations in both Shanghai and Beijing are huge, but these cities were already big long before the economic reforms, so it is incorrect to say migration made them what they are today.

These large pools of migrants don't enjoy residency rights such as education for children. They most certainly do not get treated in the same way or enjoy the same social services as the true natives.
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Great article pointing out that size isn't necessarily the issue. Once again Tokyo is bigger and denser yet it has a high quality of life due to how efficiently they manage their resources. Really China needs to look at developed East Asian cities for inspiration such as Hong Kong, Seoul or Tokyo. I have never really liked the policy that most Chinese cities have of depopulating their cores and sprawling their cities out. Urban population density has no or a very weak correlation to quality of life. Its is the methods you use to achive the density that affects living standards.
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Well, Tokyo is actually very decentralized - arguably also depopulating its core - so the city becomes less congested as not everyone is heading into the main core for work.

Beijing is trying to create multiple CBD's. There are financial districts on the west and east sides of town.
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Hutong revival
10 October 2014
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Design innovators are bringing new life to Beijing's Dashila'r, Sun Yuanqing reports.

While in Beijing, you can't get more local than Dashila'r. Here you can take a stroll along the hutong, taste the most authentic Beijing snacks before watching a shadow play in a courtyard theater.

Located southwest of Tian'anmen Square near Qianmen Gate, Dashila'r became one of Beijing's most prosperous business areas during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and remains one of the largest hutong communities in the city.

However, with its declining business position and aged infrastructure, Dashila'r has lost its luster in the last few decades. Now in its second year, the Dashila'r Pilot Project, in collaboration with Beijing Design Week, seeks to improve the quality of life there and revitalize the community by working with urban planners, architects, designers and artists.

"These projects will serve as examples of how design can solve the problems in daily life and how it can promote interaction in the elderly community," says Jia Rong, manager of the Dashila'r Alley project, which includes the Dashila'r Pilot Project.

Among the latter's 28 efforts, many address the regeneration of the old courtyard houses. As people are moving out of the courtyard, there are more empty houses in the hutong, many of which are in poor condition. To make use of these houses without damaging their original structure or disturbing the people living nearby, James Shen and his two partners at the People's Architecture Office renovated the courtyard house in an unprecedented way.

The architects inserted prefabricated modular units inside the house while maintaining the original structure. So a remade space is built with the least possible disturbance to the neighbors. Modern devices like plumbing, floor heating and wiring are integrated into the plug-in units.

While it usually takes a construction team two to three months to renovate such a space, Shen and his partners built the plug-in house in two days with just a few hex wrenches. As the modular units can be mass-produced, it is also a very cost-effective method: half the cost of renovation and one-fourth the cost of reconstruction, he says.

"The construction industry has been labor-intensive and inefficient, and we want to introduce this method inspired by industrial design to impact the construction industry. Although the plug-in house is not made of concrete, you can use it on a long-term basis," he says.

While the houses on the streets are easy to rent and renew, the interior ones are usually neglected. Architect Cao Pu wants to energize the hutong from inside by building a youth hostel in a traditional courtyard and introducing young people into the neighborhood. He plans to make the hostel an interactive place by installing a movable wall, which can "step back" to return the yard some public space in off seasons.

Although it took Cao months to find a courtyard with agreeable neighbors, the project is finally set to break ground by year-end.
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Old October 21st, 2014, 05:55 PM   #647
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Building craze 'stops at officials'
21 October 2014
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City leaders are propelling the construction wave of landmark buildings on the mainland, choosing designs that convey an image of prosperity and power, architecture scholars say.

But such ambitious designs may not represent the best use of public money, some experts have said following a call by President Xi Jinping for an end to "weird architecture".

Over the past decade, the mainland has become one of the most receptive markets for ambitious design projects.

Unlike in the West, where building plans can get tied down in committee and see their budgets slashed repeatedly, big projects on the mainland can move forward quickly under the oversight of fewer officials.

"The reality is that whoever has the highest rank in a city has the say [about what to build]," Peking University architecture professor Fang Yong said.

"And the ancient 'political wisdom' that a new emperor needs to build a grander palace than his predecessor to show his authority is still deeply rooted in the thinking of many officials."

Xi made his appeal at a cultural symposium attended by leading figures across the arts and senior state officials in Beijing last week, state media reported. He delivered a broad call for artists to reflect Chinese values and socialism. Xi, instead of the ideology tsar Liu Yunshan , chaired the two-hour gathering.

A People's Daily report said Beijing might see an end to the construction of "weird buildings like 'the Big Underpants', as the new headquarters of the China Central Television is sometimes called.

"I'm not against being authentic and creative," Fang said. "I just don't think it's the best way to spend taxpayers' money - all these projects cost hundreds of millions [of yuan]."

Cheng Taining , a scholar from the Chinese Academy of Engineering, told Xinhua that such "giant art installations" were built to cater to the sense of power and authority of the local officials. The projects were in the end "a symbol of vanity".

Xinhua blamed the officials for turning the mainland into a "test field for foreign architects".
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New milestone for water project
13 December 2014
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CHINA yesterday opened a key section of a massive and ambitious plan to transport water from wetter central and southern parts of the country to its arid north, including the capital Beijing.

The 500 billion yuan (US$80.1 billion) undertaking — dreamed up by former Chairman Mao Zedong in the 1950s — is designed to supply China’s parched and pollution-ridden north, which is home to more than 300 million people and countless water-intensive businesses.

The latest section to open runs 1,432 kilometers from Danjiangkou Reservoir in central China’s Hubei Province, Xinhua news agency reported.

It can supply an average of 9.5 billion cubic meters of water a year to about 100 million people in places like Beijing, Tianjin and nearby provinces of Henan and Hebei, the report said.

Some provinces in northern China have less freshwater per person than the desert countries of the Middle East.

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The first stage of China’s south-to-north transfer brought water to the industry-heavy northeast, but it was barely usable when it reached Tianjin because it picked up pollutants and sediment while flowing north through polluted soil.

That has raised concerns about the latest phase — a decade in the making — bringing water via a less polluted route. Some experts have also voiced concern that the project’s extensive tapping of water from the Yangtze River and its tributaries may damage one of China’s most important waterways.

The project started with the construction of the eastern route in 2002 and the middle route in 2003, while the western route is in its pre-construction stage.

The middle route, which opened yesterday, has grabbed the most attention due to its role in feeding water to the capital.

Once completed, the entire project, which has created about 600,000 jobs, is expected to divert up to 44.8 billion cubic meters of water a year to more than 10 provinces and cities.

TIMELINE

October 1952 — the idea of diverting water from the resource-abundant south to the north is envisioned by Chairman Mao Zedong.

June 5, 2000 — after decades of research and discussion, the south-to-north water diversion project is set to include three routes — eastern, middle and western — to take water from the Yangtze.

December 23, 2002 — the project is officially approved by the State Council, China’s Cabinet.

December 27, 2002 — construction of the eastern route of the world’s largest water diversion project begins in Shandong and Jiangsu.

December 30, 2003 — construction of the first phase of the middle route begins.

September 26, 2005 — a project begins to heighten the dams of the Danjiangkou Reservoir so as to expand the storage capacity of the water source of the middle route.

February 26, 2009 — major work on the middle route involving seven provinces gets under way.

March 31, 2010 — all 54 dams of Danjiangkou Reservoir are raised to their highest level, from 14.6 meters to 176.6m, to shore up to 29 billion cubic meters of water from rivers including the Hanjiang, a major tributary of the Yangtze.

September 2012 — relocation of residents near the Danjiangkou Reservoir area is completed.

December 25, 2013 — main work on the middle route is completed.
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Work on trash plant to resume
27 December 2014
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Construction of a garbage incineration plant in Beijing that was suspended five years ago due to opposition by nearby residents with environmental worries will resume next year, with the Beijing municipal government promising strict pollution control measures.

The incineration plant, in north Beijing's Changping district, is designed to handle 3,000 metric tons of domestic trash daily, according to an environmental evaluation report released on the website of the Changping district government.

The whole garbage-processing project will occupy 136 hectares, cost more than 3.4 billion yuan ($547 million) and is expected to be completed for trial operation in 32 months, according to the report, which was posted online for public comment between Dec 15 and Friday.

The project is expected to handle 15 percent of all trash produced in Beijing, according to Lin Jinwen, an environmental official in Beijing, Beijing Youth Daily reported.

The government will maintain strict supervision of the project, and information about the discharge of pollutants will be made public, he said.

When it was first announced in 2009 that the plant - with a daily capacity of 1,200 tons - would be built in Asuwei village, Changping, it aroused protests from nearby residents.

"We were worried the plant would cause serious pollution in the area," said Huang Yishan, one of the protesters. Huang, who previously was a lawyer, said he and many other protesters have villas near the site.

Huang said they worried that burning different types of trash would pose a danger to the surrounding environment and residents' health.

He said this time he had fewer complaints as the government had become more transparent, and all information about the project is open to the public, so he is confident that environmental pollution caused by the project will be effectively controlled.
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Ground breaking ceremony of Beijing's new airport held in Daxing

The ground breaking ceremony of Beijing's new airport is held in the Daxing District of Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 26, 2014. The airport is designed to handle 72 million passengers, 2 million tonnes of cargo and mail, and 620,000 flights in 2025. (Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang)













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Project alone can’t quench thirst for water in the north
28 December 2014
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BEIJING yesterday received its first flows from the country’s south after a journey of more than 1,200 kilometers thanks to one of the most ambitious engineering projects in Chinese history.

Yesterday’s delivery marks the completion of the middle route’s first stage, construction of which began exactly 12 years ago.

After decades of planning and at least US$33 billion of investment, more than a billion cubic meters of water is projected to flow to the capital every year, through a network of channels and pipes that would stretch from London to Madrid.

“Beijing is now formally receiving water” from the project, the city’s government said in a text message.

A further 8.5 billion cubic meters — equivalent to 3.4 million Olympic-size swimming pools — will reach provinces along the way, planners said.

China’s government said the project, which will ultimately have three routes and an estimated US$81 billion total cost, will solve a chronic shortage in the country’s arid northern cities.

The middle route’s first stage starts at the Danjiangkou Reservoir in the central province of Hubei.

The middle route will supply 9.5 billion cubic meters of water annually to northern regions, including the cities of Beijing and Tianjin, and the provinces of Henan and Hebei.

Water availability per person in Beijing is on a par with Middle Eastern countries such as Israel, and is threatening the nation’s economic growth.

“This water needs to go to the north,” said a tour guide surnamed Chen, standing atop the 110m-high dam at Danjiangkou Reservoir, which sits 120m above Beijing’s sea-level to allow flow by pure gravity.

Among the engineering feats involved are a 7.2km tunnel beneath the Yellow River — China’s second longest waterway — which is described in official reports as “the most enormous river crossing project in human history.”

To carry the flow over a river in Henan Province, Chinese engineers built a 12km aqueduct, the longest in the world.

But critics say that the scheme’s success is jeopardized by declining rainfall in the south, and that it will act only as a temporary stopgap in the north’s insatiable demand. Northern China supports nearly half the country’s population and economy alongside two-thirds of its arable land, but has just a fifth of its water supply, according to figures from the World Bank.

Looking over the Yellow River in 1952, the late Chairman Mao Zedong is reported to have said: “The north of China needs water and the south has plenty. It would be fine to borrow some if possible.”
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Water shortage will be one of the defining problems in Northern China after the air pollution has been solved (blame those Mongols/Yuan dynasty who thought the edge of a desert is a good place for a capital).

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Water shortage will be one of the defining problems in Northern China after the air pollution has been solved (blame those Mongols/Yuan dynasty who thought the edge of a desert is a good place for a capital). But the relevance to airports?
I wonder why they didn't consider desalination in Tianjin and piping the water into Beijing?
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Sinkhole reveals deep disregard for the law
29 January 2015
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This photo taken on Saturday morning shows a big hole on a street in Beijing's Xicheng district. The hole has since been filled in with 1,400 cubic meters of concrete. XU XIAOFAN / FOR CHINA DAILY

The residents of Beijing are no strangers to sinkholes.

They have seen sinkholes resulting from the construction of subways, the collapse of underground infrastructure, even inexplicable natural phenomena.

Yet none of them had been like this one caused by an illicit building project under the home - a home away from home, to be precise - of a lawmaker from Xuzhou, Jiangsu province, East China.

The 15-by-5-meter, and 10 meter-deep hole caused the collapse of the proprietor's own quadrangle as well as part of another next to it on Tuesday. Fifteen households had to be evacuated due to safety considerations.

The accident temporarily halted public transport and water supply along a historical street in uptown Beijing, all because the moneyed entrepreneur lawmaker wanted to dig an 18-meter-deep, five-level basement under his Beijing home.

Historical courtyards, mostly old quadrangles, in the historical districts of Beijing are subject to strict government protection. Part of the proprietor's home is under grade-II protection according to Beijing's regulations. Which means all building projects related to it must be approved by the relevant authorities.

The lawmaker has not consulted them. Not because he was not aware of the need. His 2010 attempt to renovate the property was stopped by the district authorities, and he was fined.

Last July, the authorities again summoned the owner, ordering him to stop the new basement project, which he had started without approval. Again, he was fined.

This lawmaker from Xuzhou is reminding us, again, of exemplary lawlessness.
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5 mln Beijing residents drink "southern water"
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BEIJING, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- About five million Beijing residents are now drinking water from a tributary of the Yangtze River, two months after a key section of China's massive south-to-north water diversion project was put into operation.

Beijing has received more than 50 million cubic meters of water from the south since Dec. 12, when water began to be routed from the central Chinese province of Hubei to the capital, said the Beijing south-to-north water diversion office on Thursday.

The first stage of this middle route -- one of three routes involved in the project -- starts at Hubei's Danjiangkou Reservoir, which stores water from the Hanjiang River, a tributary of the Yangtze River.

A 1,432-km-long canal brings the water to China's thirsty northern regions, including the cities of Beijing and Tianjin, and the provinces of Henan and Hebei.

The amount of water flowing along the middle route is expected to increase from the current 9.5 billion cubic meters to 13 billion cubic meters by 2030.

Two out of the six water plants in Beijing are using the "southern water" as their sole source. The other plants are mixing the southern water with domestic water.

As of Thursday, all of the 159 facilities established across Beijing to test the water from the south showed the city's tap water was meeting national standards.

Beijing is expected to double its daily consumption of the southern water to 1.7 million cubic meters by the end of May. The city is projected to consume 818 million cubic meters of water, nearly a quarter of its annual consumption, from the south by the end of October.

With a population of over 20 million, Beijing consumes 3.6 billion cubic meters of water annually, but its water resources per capita are only one-eightieth of the world average.

The capital's water supply previously relied heavily on groundwater, but its high calcium and magnesium content irritated residents by clogging showerheads and stiffening laundry.

China's south-to-north water diversion project, the world's largest such scheme, is designed to take water from the country's longest river, the Yangtze, through eastern, middle and western routes to supply dry areas in the north, including Beijing.
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Does anyone know what this giant construction site is going to be?
Location is 10km south of the forbidden City.
Yellow line is 470 meter!!
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Location is 10km south of the forbidden City.
Yellow line is 470 meter!!
Holy Shit!!!! That is absolutely massive!
It is probably a shopping mall podium with some office and residential towers on top.
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Beijing pushes on with 2022 Olympic bid
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BEIJING is pushing ahead with its 2022 Winter Olympics bid with preparations from pollution mitigation to infrastructure construction.

“The bid by Beijing and co-host Zhangjiakou has entered its sprint phase,” said Zhang Jiandong, Beijing vice mayor and vice president of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Bid Committee.

Zhangjiakou, in Hebei Province, is about 200 kilometers northwest of the capital.

Construction of a high-speed railway line, which will cut the travel time between the two cities to about 50 minutes from more than 3 hours, is expected to start this year.

The committee will “mobilize all positive factors and do its best ... to make the members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) feel Beijing is the right choice,” Zhang said yesterday.

Beijing’s municipal legislature yesterday passed a resolution to support the bid and urged the city government to closely coordinate with Hebei Province.

An official bid was submitted last month, and an IOC evaluation delegation is set to arrive in Beijing next month.

The only other competing city — Almaty in Kazakhstan — will be evaluated later this month.
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