This may look like your average German suburb on a quiet day, but it's actually a planned community 30 kilometers outside of Shanghai. This is Anting German Town, a one-square-kilometer residential development founded in 2001 and built specifically to resemble a little slice of Deutschland. There's only one problem for this quirky Teutonic oasis —nobody wants to live there.
Anting was conceived by the architectural firm of Albert Speer & Partner (yes, the son of that Albert Speer). Despite low housing costs, this community's isolation dissuades tenants from moving there. Indeed, this is the same problem that plagues places like Ordos City and the sprawling and empty New South China Mall.