From a horizontal to a vertical society; Li Keqiang Urges More Urbanization to Support China’s Growth – Bloomberg

A rapid growth of cities in China (with the potential of becoming Megacities). “Urbanization is not about simply increasing the number of urban residents or expanding the area of cities,” Li said in People’s Daily. “More importantly, it’s about a complete change from rural to urban style in terms of industry structure, employment, living environment and social security.” viaLi Keqiang Urges More Urbanization to Support China’s Growth – Bloomberg.

Fabijoniskes mikrorajon 1999

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Ukmerges street, Fabijoniskes mikrorajon, Vilnius. An image from my architectural documentation project in post Soviet Europe. More to come… [/et_pb_text][et_pb_image admin_label=”Bild” src=”http://www.tobiassjodin.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/fabijoniskes_web.jpg” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” use_overlay=”off” animation=”left” sticky=”off” align=”left” force_fullwidth=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] [/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

Obelisk in Novi Beograd’s park of Peace and Friendship.

A 27 meter high obelisk erected in year 2000 in, to commemorate Serbia’s victory over NATO armed forces. Mirjana Markovic, leader of ”Yugoslav Left” and wife of Slobodan Milosevic wanted the flames of the ”eternal gas flame” at the top to be as high as the monument it’s self. According to the engineer (in the lower right) who was part of the building team, this would have been dangerous and

New entrance to the Gallerian shopping mall in Stockholm.

The Gallerian shopping mall was built in the 1970’s and has since been rebuilt a couple of times, the latest change was among other things a new entrance at the end of Hamngatan.  The stairway and escalator leads to the in some ways disreputable Malmskillnadsgatan. Left image from 2001, to the right 2012. Some more images from the same place taken in 2001. This environment has now disappeared. The area around