Shanghai Builds for the Future
December 11, 2006 In a weeklong series, Louisa Lim looks at Shanghai's unprecedented building boom and how the city is preparing for its future, as a meta-city or a mega-metropolis. The city's population is now almost 18 million, and is forecast to rise to 25 million by 2020.
December 14, 2006 Shanghai has a population of almost 18 million, but only 632 protected historic sites. Its distinctive traditional architecture is rapidly disappearing, and along with it, a way of life. A local filmmaker has produced an ode to these vanishing neighborhoods.