18 December 2014

Some thoughts from my recent travel in China. The level of new development is seemingly unbelievable and appears to go ahead without any concern for heritatage, liveability or amenity. One sees new elevated roadways built on top of the existing roadway at heights of 3 to 8 storeys going right past apartment buildings! The level of retail amenity is outstanding, while many things are cheap, there is also malls that would make Burnside Village seem to be selling trinkets. The green walls were amazing as were the many green statues: some positive lessons could be learned from this. I suspect, however, in Australia's climate that the maintenance of these would be difficult in many situations.

An elevated roadway

The Bund green wall

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