Harry den Hartog

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Harry den Hartog is an independent urban designer and author of ‘Shanghai New Towns: Searching for Community and Identity in a Sprawling Metropolis.’

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2017/10/03 | Harry den Hartog

Cities of China: Exotic, Modern, Dynamic — But Never ‘Livable’?

Western-centric metrics focusing on the lifestyles of a wealthy global elite ignore the real reasons why people love living in cities like Shanghai.

2016/12/23 | Harry den Hartog

How China’s ‘Mall Mania’ Destroys Local Communities

Gleaming monuments to consumerism are sapping urban neighborhoods of their vitality.