International Supplement 1 October 2004
Suzhou, with its seven million inhabitants and 100 sq mile industrial park, is one of hundreds of secondary cities powering the Chinese economy.
The rural, English-themed Thames Town in the Shanghai suburbs is a world away from its crammed, bustling downtown.
In the rush to build before the government’s Olympic deadline, huge schemes are going up all over Beijing. But many doubt their viability.
The Chinese government is taking action to stop the Chinese economy from overheating. Helen Thomas reports from Beijing
16 July 2004
After a site assembly process that included moving an entire cemetery, developer North West Estates is set to start on a redevelopment that promises to revive Manchester’s Cheetham Hill.
The Northwest Development Agency is under fire for overspending and causing uncertainty over funding for key projects. But as Helen Thomas reports, it claims it’s all part of the plan
One year on from Liverpool’s selection as 2008 European Capital of Culture, the celebrations are over and developers are working on schemes that will be ready in time for the deadline.
2 July 2004
Some of today's biggest and brightest names in property started out at Michael Laurie & Partners. Helen Thomas turns the clock back 20 years and finds out what made the practice tick
18 June 2004
The view from Brentford's flyover is one of dereliction in the heart of west London, but Isis's waterside development could signal a mixed-use future for the area.
4 June 2004
The demise of Stoke's famous potteries pushed the city into decline. Can a multi-agency approach to regeneration relight its fire?
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