Archive for May, 2009
Urban Air Bases
Urban Air Bases

Every third or fourth day, military aircraft will rip back and forth over the skies of Fudan University, on manoeuvres, playing war games, training or perhaps just flying the flag to the students below. I can hear them right now and rationally, I am quite interested where they are basing from.  Airports and airfields are […]

Ebenezer Howard lives in Shanghai
Ebenezer Howard lives in Shanghai

…while Le Corbusier is rocking Lujiazui (Pudong) like it’s 1951. Well, maybe it is a stretch to claim that ole’ Ebenezer’s vision is appearing in Shanghai of all places, but there are some definite deliberate shades in Shanghai’s regional growth form and strategy.  I choose the word strategy over plan as apparently it is more […]

Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition
Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition

This will have been my second time visiting this exhibition, the first being the summer of last year. I was expecting that with a year of planning studies behind me I would come at the exhibit from a different perspective.  What I liked about it… Preservation and emphasis placed upon physical modelling. Physical modelling could […]

Fudan University – Shanghai
Fudan University - Shanghai

Hmmm…so here I am back in the People’s Republic a little shy under a year after I made my big exit in 2008.  Unlike my previous sojourns, I’m basing out of Shanghai and I’m not working (yay) but nor am I pulling in a nice salary (booo).  I’m at Fudan University on exchange.  Actually, exchange […]

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