Guardian Cities | city bloggers

The Guardian Cities | Global city bloggers

Two weeks ago, the Guardian, in collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation, unveiled a new section of its website — Guardian Cities — so to shine a spotlight on the urbanisation of the world, whilst highlighting resilience, environmental, sustainability, social, and poverty issues…
MovingCities is very pleased to be included! As such we’ve selected 45 urban images from our 460 posts-archive  [see sitemap]. Continue reading “Guardian Cities | city bloggers”

Guangzhou | Delta Four forum [review]

Guangzhou | March 14, 2011

The dominant uncertainty of the 21st-century world is not what happens to the city, or even whether we can engineer a new type of city. The dominant uncertainty of our time is the survival of architecture on this planet. Drive through cities are the type of cities we know best. Cities where architecture doesn’t matter [too much]. Continue reading “Guangzhou | Delta Four forum [review]”

Guangzhou | Delta Four forum

Delta Four | Guangzhou March 11, 2011

MovingCities is on its way to Guangzhou 广州 to participate in the DELTA FOUR | A Living Museum of Urban History: the Four Cities in the PRD-forum 三角四方 – 行进中的歷史博物馆: 广州/深圳/香港/澳门 on Friday March 11, 2011. Organized by the School of Architecture | The Chinese University of Hong Kong 香港中文大學 in association with Colombia University USA 美國哥倫比亞大學, the forum will be centered around Guangzhou 广州, Shenzhen 深圳, Macau 澳门 and Hong Kong 香港. Continue reading “Guangzhou | Delta Four forum”

Macau >> Zhuhai >> Guangzhou

Macau Border Gate Square 'Praça das Portas do Cerco' | November 6, 2009

Back to Mainland and heading for Guangzhou. One Country, Two Systems… two checkpoints! The journey starts with people flocking at Macau‘s Border Gate square and lining up inside the Border Gate building. After passing the frontier checkpoint, a tax free no man’s land, and Zhuhai‘s Gongbei immigration & custom checkpoint one arrives at an underground mall that combines a busy pedestrian walkway, shopping plaza & coach station. Snapshots from a bus ride to Guangzhou.
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Macau | smokestack, circuit & cobblestones

Rooftop view from Estrada de D. Maria II, Macau | November 6, 2009

The second day in Macau started with a rooftop view over a smokestack. From the thirteen-floor rooftop of a housing block, located adjacent to one of sharpest corners of Macau’s Guia racing circuit, a white industrial obelisk divides the city’s view. This was followed by a long stroll in downtown, picking up Luso references along the way.
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Macau | outer harbour walks

Macau Outer Harbour reservoir (reservatório do Porto Exterior) | November 5, 2009

During the past week, MovingCities went exploring China’s Pearl River Delta region. Already familiar with understanding Macau‘s incredible urban density, being one of the world’s highest [from street-level (Jan09) and rooftops (Jul09)] Mónica Carriço went exploring another part of the peninsula: the outer harbour. Continue reading “Macau | outer harbour walks”

Shanghai >> Shenzhen >> Macau

Leaving Shanghai | November 4, 2009

Highways, elevated roads, bridges, tunnels, waiting rooms, tarmac, airports, cabins, runways, food for flying, turbojet, window seats, clouds, seafood, suburbs, aerophotography, land reclamation, islands, shipyards, masses, gambling, golf courts, corridors and borders. This week we are in the Pearl River Delta. First stop: Macau. A journey in snapshots.

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Macau >> Shenzhen

Pearl River Delta | July 8, 2009

The last leg of our one week travel to Macau and Hong Kong, in function of the Urban Panorama Workshop, consisted of the crossing of the Macau and Zhuhai border, followed by a 3 hour drive to Shenzhen over the INFRARED© infrastructure of the Pearl River Delta (PRD). Continue reading “Macau >> Shenzhen”

Macau >> Hong Kong

Macau - Hong Kong | July 6, 2009

On Monday July 6, MovingCities moved from Macau to Hong Kong. As during our Shenzhen to Macau travel, we traveled by turbojet. A couple of snapshots while speeding through the mouth of the Pearl River Delta. After the skyline, the sea.
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Urban Panorama | TIMC09!!! workshop, exhibit & party

THIS IS MY CITY 09 我的城市!!! banner | Albergue SCM patio  (source: +853)

After Friday’s city tour (part I & II), Saturday was the  TIMC09!!!-event second day devoted to the collaborative works on the Urban Panorama Workshop. After a full day of observation, a short day of interpretation and speculation. At the end of the day, a party at Macau’s Albergue showcasing artists from Hong Kong and Beijing. Continue reading “Urban Panorama | TIMC09!!! workshop, exhibit & party”