Archive for October 2010

Building It Right The First Time – Demolished Hopes in China and Beyond

A recent report by the Chinese Daily draws attention to issues of building and policy standards for public housing. Six new government-subsidized apartment buildings in Beijing were demolished by public officials due to faulty building materials and improper reinforcement. China plans to build 5.8 million more government-subsidized apartments over the course of […]

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Thoughts on SOCAP10 from the Urban Investment Perspective, Part 1

 SOCAP10 is long over now, but a week back now, but observations and thoughts are even more appropriate now that the messages and conversations have sunk in and many first round follow-ups are done. Socap is one of the best conferences I’ve ever attended. To put […]

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Iffy Ideas for Developing Country Cities

In recent months, we’ve learned that cities have hit the radar screen of big business with developing economy and emerging market cities making their way almost to center stage to boot. Why? Because most of the building and development that’s going to happen in coming years will be in those […]

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