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Are Global Cities Really Doomed to Become 'Citadels' for the Rich?

Surely there's something we can do about this.

Michael Wolf

The Strange Beauty of Density Taken to the Extreme

Photos of Hong Kong high-rises that appear both claustrophobic and stunning.

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Hong Kong's Bookstore of Banned Books

An interview with Paul Tang, whose People's Recreation Community has tapped into an intriguing new market.

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Aggregating Cell Phone Data in Search of the 'Pulse of the Planet'

Universal mobility patterns we haven't fully understood before could soon come into view.

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Apartments So Small They Can Only Be Photographed From Above

In crazy dense Hong Kong, 100,000 of the city’s laborers live in sub-divided apartment units averaging 40 square feet.

Christian Åslund

Wild Photos Recreate the City as Vintage Video Game

Introducing the Chinese metropolis of Honkey Kong.

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Density vs. Livability in the World's Biggest Cities

The two don't necessarily go together, according to a new report.

Rooftop Farms: A 'Burgeoning' Trend in Chinese Cities

Two activists talk about creating leafy green escapes among the high rises of Beijing and Hong Kong.

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Is the World's Most Expensive Housing Market About to Crash?

Hong Kong's home prices are exorbitant but volatile. Will the latest scare lead to a more balanced market, or just tinier homes?

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America's Looming Burial Crisis

We have a rapidly aging population but cemetery space is already hard to come by. Are there lessons for us abroad?

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When Tourism Success Goes Wrong

The island of Hong Kong is overrun with tourists. What, if anything, should a city do when it becomes too popular?

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The Aftermath of Hong Kong's Deadly Ferry Crash

37 people were killed after two boats collided.

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The World's Leading Cities for Fashion

The places with a disproportionate impact on what gets made, admired, and sold.

What Your Skyline Says About Your City

The physical space reveals something deeper about a place.

Adam Frampton

Hong Kong, the City Without Ground

Mapping the vast network of above- and below-ground walkways.

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What Makes a Public Space Good for Democracy?

The best world capitals to raise a democratic ruckus. 

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A Solution to Hong Kong's Overcrowded Cemeteries: Floating Graves?

Worst. Cruise. Ever.

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'One Mega-City, Many Systems': The Evolution of Hong Kong

Cities around the Pearl River Delta have connected to form one giant metaphor about modern China.

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Where the Global 1% Live Now

The most important cities for the ultra-rich, and what it might cost those places.