Part 1: Chinese Urban History
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.
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.
Part 3: Chinese Vernacular Architecture and Garden Design
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.
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.
———. "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.
Part 7: The Third Stop: Beijing
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.