TREK 2008: Beijing – The Urban Condition

China is the most rapidly developing nation on Earth. Beijing strives to become one of the most progressive cities in the world and lead its country by example. Most of urban China has become a place where people have the opportunity to live in comfort, and the major centers attract the most talented professionals providing a complex web of inspiration to all who visit. The city already has some impressive architectural endeavors in progress with the immense development of Beijing’s Central Business District (CBD), the advancement of its public transit system and airport expansion, and the remarkable preparations for the summer Olympics in 2008.

With approximately 12 million inhabitants, and the projected GTA in ten years of 60 million, it is easy to see why the Beijing Municipal Government has placed a priority on reducing pollution and increasing environmental awareness. As Beijing moves forward with construction for the 2008 Summer Olympics, they have adopted the term “Green Olympics.”