Common Frameworks: Rethinking the Developmental City in China documents the second year of a three-year research and design study on the future of the Chinese city. A collection of essays and design conjectures, this report focuses on the city of Macau and particularly on the challenges faced by cities in city- regions and the effects of cross-border urbanization. Asserting that the tropes used to describe and understand the border and its architecture fall short, the studio projects present an alternative urban strategy, conceiving a common framework for the border and its supporting facilities. The critique reconceptualizes the inherent architecture and spatiality of the cross-border city, its implicit ambition to bring about a city that is plural and equitable. It sows the seed for an alternative idea of the city for China
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