New Cities

The nation’s largest planned metropolis is touted as clean, green and affordable, the Dhaka Tribune reports. 

December 7, 2016

The selection sheds new light on Romer’s signature idea of creating special economic zones in poor countries, The Globalist reports.  

August 3, 2016

The gleaming hilltop metropolis of Rawabi, now home to 250 families, could serve as a template for other new cities in the region, the AP reports. 

June 22, 2016

The experimental city of Navi Mumbai was supposed to be an urban utopia, but instead has inherited Mumbai’s poverty, Urb.im reports. 

December 8, 2015

The empty new airport and desolate expressway in Luliang are examples of how China’s construction boom sometimes outpaces local needs, NPR reports. 

October 22, 2015

Africa’s urban planners are starting over with new cities such as Eko Atlantic near Lagos, the Christian Science Monitor reports. 

October 1, 2015

A planned metropolis in a once-booming corner of China feels empty due to unfinished skyscrapers and a dearth of residents, the Washington Post reports.

September 7, 2015

Seven of the new cities would be ready by 2019, but critics worry that unelected CEO-mayors would favor corporations, Scroll.in reports. 

August 24, 2015

The new environmentally conscious Chinese cities “are just too small, too remote, too class-exclusive and expensive,” CityMetric reports. 

August 21, 2015

Writing in The Conversation, a professor recommends a “charter city” model for Eko Atlantic to ensure transparency and high ethical standards.

August 17, 2015

Corruption, engineering flaws and violations of land-use regulations derailed the planned city of Dongtan near Shanghai, Chinadialogue reports.

July 24, 2015

Ajit Gulabchand tells CityMetric that new cities such as ultra-modern Lavasa are needed in India to accommodate migration to urban areas. 

June 22, 2015

Clark Green City is envisioned as a high-density, diverse, mixed-income community, according to the project’s website. 

June 11, 2015

Bumi Serpong Damai is designed as an environmentally conscious alternative to Indonesia’s capital, the New Cities Foundation says.

June 8, 2015

Construction of King Abdullah Economic City could help Saudi Arabia expand its economy beyond oil, the Daily Mail reports. 

May 27, 2015

The book Ghost Cities of China argues that new but empty Chinese cities are only temporarily that way, according to a review in The World Today.

April 7, 2015

Private developers are expected to fund the $65 billion project, The National reports.

March 5, 2015

Jaypee Greens Sports City is designed to accommodate Formula One auto racing, cricket and other recreational activities, according to the Jaypee Group.

March 3, 2015

Rawabi is meant to be a quiet, tree-lined city for a growing middle class, but its future is mired in regional tensions, the BBC reports. 

February 10, 2015

India’s Andhra Pradesh has asked Singapore to help it build a new capital city, Silicon Republic reports. 

January 19, 2015
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