New Towns and Satellite Cities in their Metropolises
This publication gathers together contributions from different experts involved in the EAST (Euro Asia Sustainable Towns) project. The contributors originate from India, China, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, the United States and France, and come from a variety of different backgrounds, including academic researchers, urban planners, architects, political scientists and practitioners.
New Towns in China and India: Urban Promises or Urban Headaches?
I. Defining URBAN and NEW TOWN in China and India
New Towns in China and India
Urban Promises or Urban Headaches?
Harry DEN HARTOG
This paper is a critical reflection on the planning and design of new towns, especially in China. In my five years as a Dutch urban designer living in China, I gained a lot of insight into the Chinese urban planning and design processes from my independent practice in urban research called Urban Language, and as assistant professor on the faculty at Tongji University. This knowledge was partly crystallised in my book Shanghai New Towns – Searching for community and identity in a sprawling metropolis.1
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