Harvard Graduate School of Design's independent study seminar Project on the City aims at identifying and analysing problems leading to and resulting from accelerated urbanization, as well as developing new philosophies to aid the increasingly metropolitan planet cope with the rapid changes.

Great Leap Forward is the first project of the series whereby students travelled to and researched on China's Pearl River Delta, a cluster of five cities with a population of 12 million destined to reach 36 million by 2020, during 1996-1997. The present publication presents their findings which explore, in a theoretical and critical context, the problematic results of this forced modernization and the possibility of a new system for understanding the troubled relationship between urbanization and economic growth in PRD.

A Glossary of the Project is included.
Access level

Onsite

Location code REF.CCH7
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2001

No of pages

800

ISBN / ISSN

3822860484

No of copies

1

Content type

anthology, 

report

Chapter headings
Introduction - Rem KOOLHAAS
CHRONOLOGY - Pearl River Delta - LIU Yuyang
IDEOLOGY - Shenzhen - Mihai CRACIUN
ARCHITECTURE - Shenzhen - Nancy LIN
MONEY - Dongguan - Stephanie SMITH
LANDSCAPE - Zhuhai - Kate ORFF
POLICY - Guangzhou - LIU Yuyang
INFRASTRUCTURE - Pearl River Delta - CHANG Bernard
Great Leap Forward
Share
Citation
Rights statement

In Copyright

What does this mean?

This item is covered by one or more copyrights. It is available for research only or use within Hong Kong’s fair dealing rules. Please do not copy, re-use or reproduce this item without the permission of the copyright holder.

Great Leap Forward

Relevant content

Image: Duan Jianyu, <i>Artistic Chicken</i>, 2003.
Picks from the AAA Collection | Canton Express
Ideas | Collection Spotlight

Picks from the AAA Collection | Canton Express

A collaboration with M+

AAA relies on your generous support to grow, activate, and make freely accessible our collection of materials on art in Asia. We would be deeply appreciative if you would consider making a small donation to our 2021 Annual Fundraiser, ending on 29 Oct.