Author: Mark Cooper

Articles by Mark Cooper

  • China’s Pearl River Delta: Tying 11 Cities into a Megaregion
    Published on September 22, 2014 in Infrastructure
    On China’s southern coast, the integration of the Greater Pearl River Delta links nine cities, plus the special administrative zones of Hong Kong and Macau, to create an urban area of 21,100 square miles (55,000 sq km) and a population of up to 80 million.
  • Live, Work, Play: Getting Mixed-Use Development Right
    Published on May 25, 2012 in Mixed-Use
    “Mixed-use developments mean we stop thinking so much about buildings as buildings but as communities,” said Richard Vogel, senior vice president and general manager of Ivanhoe Cambridge China, at ULI's Asia Pacific Summit. These substantial and often iconic developments are a weighty undertaking, crucial to the regeneration and improvement of cities, particularly in rapidly urbanizing countries such as China and India.
  • The Demographic Divide: Challenges in China’s Senior Housing
    Published on May 24, 2012 in Residential
    In China, senior housing is a relatively new concept, and senior housing projects do not take account of the exact needs of this demographic group, said Sun Xiangshu, chairman of Beijing Victory Star Architectural & Civil Engineering Group, to a group at ULI's Asia Pacific Summit held in Beijing May 16-18. There will be no easy solutions to China's aging population problem, participants said.