boomtown stories

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A while ago strategic planner Richard Summers (ex of WK London, now at WK Shanghai) made a trip around China, visiting, interviewing and photographing 50+ people in 6 cities, over 12 days.

You might not have heard of many of the cities: but you will soon. They are among the fastest growing cities in China and undergoing phenomenal change in terms of infrastructure, economy, and society. They're boomtowns – and all part of China's shift from a coastal to inland–led economy. The purpose of the project was to get under the skin of these places and understand what it means for the people who live in them.
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The project is now public, and you can explore it here: http://boomtownstories.com/

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