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Dave Wyatt

Thames Town: China’s Suburbia

College/University: University of Bolton
Course Level/Title: MA International Photojournalism, Documentary and Travel Photography
Date: 2008

Thames Town is an English style new satellite housing estate built close to Shanghai as part of the local governments ‘One City – Nine Towns’ plan. This plan was hatched out of the population boom being experienced in Shanghai. The plan sought to construct nine satellite housing estates around Shanghai. The rise of China’s new middle class is resulting in the creation of a new suburbia, the same phenomenon as seen in post-war Britain and America. Now that disposable incomes are reaching levels that allow people to pay for better education, annual holidays and private accommodation, the landscape of China is changing in the same manner as seen in the West. This is China’s suburban revolution. www.davewyatt.com
Thames Town: China’s Suburbia
Thames Town: China’s Suburbia
Thames Town: China’s Suburbia
Thames Town: China’s Suburbia
Thames Town: China’s Suburbia
Thames Town: China’s Suburbia
Thames Town: China’s Suburbia
Thames Town: China’s Suburbia
Thames Town: China’s Suburbia
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