- Provides the inside story with contributions from Chinese urbanists, academics and commentators.
- Features an interview on Dongtan with Peter Head of Arup
- Dedicates a special section to the emerging generation of Chinese architects: Zhang Ke of standardarchitecture, Atelier Zhanglei, MAD, MADA s.p.a.m. and URBANUS.
Editorial (Helen Castle).
′Leaping Forward, Getting Rich Gloriously, and Letting a Hundred Cities Bloom′ (Laurence Liauw).
The Taxonomy of Contemporary Chinese Cities (We Make Cities): A Sampling (Jiang Jun).
The Institutional and Political Background to Chinese Urbanisation (Sun Shiwen).
Urbanisation in Contemporary China Observed: Dramatic Changes and Disruptions (Huang Weiwen).
Urbanisation in China in the Age of Reform (Zhang Jie).
Leaving Utopian China (Zhou Rong).
The Chinese City: A Self–Contained Utopia (Neville Mars).
The People′s City′ (Wang Jun).
Street Life and the ′People′s City′ (Shi Jian).
Unknown Urbanity: Towards the Village in the City (Yushi Uehara).
Urban Villages (Meng Yan).
Post–Event Cities (Zhi Wenjun and Liu Yuyang).
Dongtan, China′s Flagship Eco–City: An Interview with Peter Head of Arup (Helen Castle).
After China: The World?
Three Perspectives on a Critical Question (Kyong Park, Laurence Liauw and Doreen Heng Liu).
Emerging Chinese Architectural Practice Under Development.
URBANUS Architecture & Design (Atelier Zhanglei).
MAD (Laurence Liauw).
Chronology of Main Government Policies Affecting Urbanisation in China: 1970 2007 (Compiled by Sun Shiwen).
Steven Holl′s NYU Philosophy (Jayne Merkel).
The Bluecoat (David Littlefield).
CJ Lim/Studio 8 Architects: Through the Looking Glass (Howard Watson).
Architecture in China and the Meaning of Modern (Edward Denison).
Light: Between Architecture and Event (Valentina Croci).
Ecomasterplanning (Ken Yeang).
Drawing Strength From Machinery (Neil Spiller).
McLean′s Nuggets (Will McLean).