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Daan Roggeveen - Urbanization in China

  • Matsu Showroom 686 Zhao Jia Bang Lu Shanghai, Shanghai Shi China (map)


Join AIA Shanghai and ULI Mainland China for this talk on China's city development, followed by open discussion and networking. This event is free for members of ULI and AIA | Non-members 100 rmb at the door, free with RSVP | Refreshments + Canapes


Daan Roggeveen


The Chinese City as Global Urban Model


The Chinese metropolis has developed into the world’s most successful urban scheme. Combining bottom-up energy with top-down force, it pushes cities and their inhabitants towards progress, fast-forward.

China’s megacities are efficient, with well-functioning infrastructures, top-notch public transport, proper housing, steady economic growth, a low crime rate, an attractive climate for foreign investors, and a glitzy skyline to boot.


Can this metropolis be the blueprint for cities worldwide?


Connecting theory with practice, Daan Roggeveen questions and investigates the current condition of the (Chinese) megacity and its shift from prosperity to progress.




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Architect Daan Roggeveen is partner at MORE Architecture, a multidisciplinary firm with offices in Shanghai and Amsterdam that he founded with Robert Chen.  

With journalist Michiel Hulshof, Roggeveen initiated the Go West Project, a think-tank focusing on emerging megacities. In 2011, they published the acclaimed book How the City Moved to Mr Sun – China’s New Megacities. He is the editor of ‘Progress & Prosperity – The Chinese City as Global Urban Model’

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