Part 1: Chinese Urban History

Buy at Amazon Clayre, Alasdair. "Remembering." In Heart of the Dragon. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1985, pp. 1-32. ISBN: 9780395353363.

Buy at Amazon Wright, A. F. "The Ancient Chinese City as a Cosmo-Magical Symbol." In The City in Late Imperial China. Edited by G. W. Skinner. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1977, pp. 411-451. ISBN: 9780804708920.

Buy at Amazon Tang, Wenfang, and William Parish. "The Urban Social World." Chapter 2 in Chinese Urban Life Under Reform: The Changing Social Contract. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2000, pp. 17-48. ISBN: 9780521770859.

Part 2: Urban Design and Planning in Ancient China

Liangyong, Wu. "A Brief History of Ancient Chinese City Planning." Kasseler Schriften Zur Geographie und Planung 38 (1986): 3-12, 50-86, and 92-130.

Buy at Amazon Golany, Gideon. "Distinct Chinese Philosophy of the Environment." Chapter 2 in Urban Design Ethics in Ancient China. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2001, pp. 43-81. ISBN: 9780773474093.

Buy at Amazon ———. "Chinese Urban Design Evolution." Chapter 3 in Urban Design Ethics in Ancient China. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2001, pp. 81-109. ISBN: 9780773474093.

Part 3: Chinese Vernacular Architecture and Garden Design

Buy at Amazon Liu, Ying, and Adenrele Awotona. "Chinese Vernacular Dwellings: A Popular Approach to Housing Supply." In Housing Provision and Bottom-Up Approaches: Family Case Studies from Africa, Asia and South America. Brookfield, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 1998. ISBN: 9781840143034.

Buy at Amazon Tsu, Frances Ya-sing. Landscape Design in Chinese Gardens. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1987, pp. 3-11 and 151-191. ISBN: 9780070653399.

Part 4: Urban Design and Development in Contemporary China

Rowe, Peter G. "Housing Density, Type, and Urban Life in Contemporary China." Harvard Design Magazine 8 (Summer 1999): 40-45.

Wang, Yaping, and Alan Murie. "The Process of Commercialization of Urban Housing in China." Urban Studies 33, no. 6 (1996): 971-989.

Lubow, Arthur. "The China Syndrome." New York Times Magazine, May 21, 2006.

Part 5: The First Stop: Shanghai

Olds, Kris. "Globalizing Shanghai: the Global Intelligence Corps and the Building of Pudong." Cities 12, no. 3 (1995): 109-123.

Buy at Amazon Gamble, Jos. "Introduction." In Shanghai in Transition: Changing Perspectives and Social Contours of a Chinese Metropolis. New York, NY: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003, pp. 1-13. ISBN: 9780700715718.

Buy at Amazon ———. "The Walls Within: Shanghai Inside Out." Chapter 3 in Shanghai in Transition: Changing Perspectives and Social Contours of a Chinese Metropolis. New York, NY: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003, pp. 110-138. ISBN: 9780700715718.

Yager, Greg, and Scott Kilbourn. "Lessons from Shanghai Xintiandi: China's Retail Success Story." Urban Land Asia (December 2004): 34-37.

Part 6: The Second Stop: Suzhou

Brown-Gillette, Jane. "Eye of the Dragon." Landscape Architecture 88, no. 1 (1988): 52-80.

Buy at Amazon Marme, Michael. "Heaven in a Very Small Space." Chapter 1 in Suzhou: Where the Goods of All the Provinces Converge. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2005, pp. 19-39. ISBN: 9780804731126.

Part 7: The Third Stop: Beijing

Buy at Amazon Liangyong, Wu. "The City of Beijing in Historical Perspective." Chapter 1 in Rehabilitating the Old City of Beijing: A Project in the Ju'er Hutong Neighbourhood. Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press, 2000, pp. 3-15. ISBN: 9780774807272.

Zhang, Yan, and Ke Fang. "Politics of Housing Redevelopment in China: The Rise and Fall of the Ju'er Hutong Project in Inner-city Beijing." Journal of Housing and Built Environment 18 (2003): 75-87.

Zhu, Zixuan. "New Exploration into the Conservation and Rehabilitation of Old Cities." Building in China 2, no. 4 (1989): 18-26.

Zhang, Jie. "Informal Construction in Beijing's Old Neighborhoods." Cities 14, no. 2 (1997): 85-94.

Part 8: Brownfield Redevelopment

Williams, Katie, and Carol Dair. "A Framework for Assessing the Sustainability of Brownfield Developments." Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 50, no. 1 (2007): 23-40.

Cleveland's Steelyard Commons. Steelyard Commons, a $120 million commercial redevelopment project, is transforming 125 acres of abandoned industrial land into the largest open-air retail center ever to be built in Cuyahoga County in Cleveland, OH.

Tiesdell, Steven, and David Adams. "Design Matters: Major House Builders and the Design Challenge of Brownfield Development Contexts." Journal of Urban Design 9, no. 1 (2004): 23-45.

Nolan, Peter, and Godfrey Yeung. "Large Firms and Catch-up in a Transitional Economy: The Case of Shougang Group in China." Economics of Planning 34 (2001): 159-178.

McGuire, Penny. "Ruhr Revival." The Architectural Review 202 (1997): 72-76.