Factory Towns of South China: An Illustrated Guidebook
Ph: Architectural Record
Stefan Al's (PhD CRP '10) edited book titled Factory Towns of South China was recently reviewed by the Architectural Record. In the book editor Stefan Al provides an in-depth guide to the changed and changing landscape of the PRD, adding all-important detail to what many experience only through media sound bites. The first part of Factory Towns includes texts on urbanization, demographics, economics, and infrastructure in south China. The second part—the bilingual “illustrated guidebook” of the subtitle—looks at factory towns in six metropolitan areas: Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Guangzhou, Foshan, and Zhongshan.