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Beijing to New York on foot

Nice to see hear of folks who still carry compasses around with them when they travel.  Moscow Times: Far East border guards have detained a Chinese man who said he was traveling to New York from China by foot, RIA-Novosti reported Thursday. The traveler, a young man who was not identified, was expensively dressed and […]

How to melt one’s brain in 12 easy hours – A day at the China International Urban Planning Conference

Some topics of note: Perceptions of Shanghai – Politics of Built Form (Foreign interpretation regarding the rise of Shanghai…from hybrid city to…hybrid city). Urban Renewal Under Shenzhen’s Rapid Urbanization (a 30 year old modelcity undergoing urban renewal) Revitalizing Genes and Curing the Body – The Regeneration Road of Nanshi District in Yining City in Xinjiang […]

Skyscraper Fire
Skyscraper Fire

I’ve never seen, except in movies and the time that my building in SimTower caught on fire, a high-rise blaze. The hotel complex to the side of the main, two-legged leaning structure was engulfed in fire from top to bottom. The cause of the fire was not confirmed, but local residents said it had been […]

Getting back into the feeds – Blogs, Beijing, RSS

For the time being I’ve opted against purchasing Internet for my apartment largely because of the expense incurred for just one user and the fact that SURP has a very decent connection and wireless is available all over campus.  This means I can’t browse the headlines in the morning or in the evening (unless I’m […]

“On this spot in 1989 nothing happened here”

Well, not quite as the writers of Family Guy so sarcastically wrote into one episode. The date almost slipped my mind. I suggest a meal at the Peking Duck for a fuller, bolder experience. Nearly 20 years later it seems so far away, so distant. But not at all forgotten. At least not for me. […]

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Dig it?

For the past two days the city has been ripping up the street outside of my apartment. I believe they are running a natural gas line into the residential area, but it could be for a number of reasons. The strip hole is being dug by hand, with the assistance of a single jackhammer powered […]

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