boomtown stories


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.
The project is now public, and you can explore it here:

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