Archinect - News 2016-04-28T18:01:06-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149941912/connectivity-matters-most-in-global-urban-economic-growth Connectivity matters most in global urban economic growth Justine Testado 2016-04-22T13:57:00-04:00 >2016-04-22T13:57:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kk/kkd9bk4i1tqudk8c.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Cities are mankind&rsquo;s most enduring and stable mode of social organization, outlasting all empires and nations over which they have presided...it is not population or territorial size that drives world-city status, but economic weight, proximity to zones of growth, political stability, and attractiveness for foreign capital. In other words, connectivity matters more than size. Cities thus deserve more nuanced treatment on our maps than simply as homogeneous black dots.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Global strategist Parag Khanna gives his outlook on the economic future of the world's megacities.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940957/connectivity-not-territory-why-we-need-to-make-a-new-map-for-the-us" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Connectivity, not territory: why we need to make a new map for the US</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941744/how-neoliberalism-is-changing-us-for-the-worse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How neoliberalism is changing us (for the worse)</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149364523/these-are-the-most-economically-distressed-cities-in-the-united-states" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">These are the most economically distressed cities in the United States</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132349164/beijing-s-challenges-to-become-the-center-of-jing-jin-ji-a-supercity-of-130-million-people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beijing's challenges to become the center of Jing-Jin-Ji &mdash; a supercity of 130 million people</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/148835364/how-chicago-s-reviving-chinatown-is-building-upon-its-history How Chicago's reviving Chinatown is building upon its history Justine Testado 2016-02-23T21:02:00-05:00 >2016-02-29T01:05:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5v/5vhf2dv7v9i6puk8.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Most modern Chinatowns are serving less as a singular manifestation of Chinese-American life than as a central gathering place for people to experience Chinese culture...And indeed, Chinatowns themselves were often built on the ground of former ethnic enclaves that had organically dissolved...But as Chicago&rsquo;s Chinatown demonstrates, this is not a predictable story. More than a hundred years after its founding, the neighborhood has a dynamism that can&rsquo;t be neatly scripted.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As Chinatowns across the U.S. succumb to gentrification and shifting cultural preferences, writer Anna Clark spotlights the particular booming growth and expansion taking place in Chicago's Chinatown.</p><p>More in relation to urban growth:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145128860/shocker-new-york-tops-list-of-most-expensive-cities-for-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shocker: New York tops list of most expensive cities for construction</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143132832/how-l-a-can-reboot-its-creative-economy-so-artists-can-actually-live-in-town" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How L.A. can reboot its "creative economy" so artists can actually live in town</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140944999/a-closer-look-at-the-often-complicated-relationship-between-placemaking-and-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A closer look at the often complicated relationship between placemaking and gentrification</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140828555/how-one-urban-planner-is-helping-revamp-a-miami-suburb-without-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How one urban planner is helping revamp a Miami suburb "without gentrification"</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/89235035/gmp-to-design-new-urban-development-in-shenzhen-china gmp to design new urban development in Shenzhen, China Justine Testado 2013-12-19T19:32:00-05:00 >2013-12-19T19:33:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5n/5nvbknh9n1ix2t0l.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture firm von Gerkan, Marg, and Partners won a large commission earlier this week to design a new urban development in Shenzhen, China. The 45-hectare project is part of an economic plan that China developed for the area.</p></em><br /><br /><p> "It comprises a transportation hub including five underground railway stations, a border control point and numerous commercial areas. Above ground there will be a range of tower blocks of different heights with apartments, shops and offices to form multi-functional city quarters."<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5n/5nvbknh9n1ix2t0l.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dx/dx5vu51j7ju0057p.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images &copy; gmp</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86454739/aiany-to-host-archinomics-discussion-on-nov-21 AIANY to host “Archinomics” discussion on Nov. 21 Justine Testado 2013-11-13T15:26:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T21:33:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zi/zith6y63zqbl3bja.jpg" width="514" height="116" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Join the discussion on <em><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/archinomics_effects_of_predicted_global_economic_growth_on_th/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinomics: Effects of Predicted Global Economic Growth on the Architecture Profession</a></em> on Thursday evening, Nov. 21 at <a href="http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=center-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Center for Architecture</a> in New York City.</p> <p> Hosted by the <a href="http://aiany.aiany.org/index.php?section=committees&amp;prrid=27" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIANY Global Dialogues Committee</a>, the two-hour discussion examines which countries are expected to experience the most economic growth and its effects on architectural global practice by the year 2020 and beyond. The event invites all architects, developers, and economists to share their opinions.</p> <p> Attendants will get to engage on this pressing topic with featured speakers that include:</p> <ul><li> <strong>Joseph Brancato</strong>, AIA, Managing Principal, Gensler Architects</li> <li> <strong>Giles Wrench</strong>, Managing Director international Desk, Jones Lang Lasalle</li> <li> <strong>Jesse M Keenan</strong>, Research Director, Center for Urban Real Estate, Columbia University</li> <li> <strong>Patrice A. Derrington</strong>, Chair, Global Real Estate Development Program, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate</li> </ul><p> Archinomics is related to the exhibition <em><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/practical_utopias_global_urbanism_in_hong_kong_seoul_shanghai_singapore_and/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Practical Global U...</a></em></p>