China’s “City of the Future”: Ordos in Outer Mongolia. Truly, a Krugmanian Wet Dream. If only our leaders had a similarly “bold vision” for the future. Ahem. Ok, maybe not. And, I’m very sorry, but I simply can’t resist saying it: They should have stuck to “take out”.
PS – All that said, the Chinese have been more willing to import actual architects than was, say, Nikita Kruschev. (“Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers.”)