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TitleUrbanization in China [electronic resource] : The Path to Harmony and Prosperity / by Houkai Wei
ImprintSingapore : Springer Singapore : Imprint: Springer, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
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Descript XV, 235 p. 33 illus. online resource


This book traces the history of urbanization in China and discusses major problems and challenges the country is facing as it undergoes a profound social transformation. The author argues that as China tries to build not just more but also better cities, i.e., cities that are not only economically competitive but also people- and environment-friendly, it should adopt urbanization strategies and policies that promote integrated development for both rural and urban areas, and coordination among otherwise disparate objectives – such as industrialization, ecological modernization, informatization and cultural heritage preservation – nationwide and at various scales


Urbanization in China: History and Review -- The Essentials of the New China-Model Approach to Urbanization -- Strategic Thinking about Urbanization in China -- Resizing Towns and Cities in China -- Optimizing the Spatial Distribution of Cities in China -- Administrative Levels and Size Growth of Chinese Cities -- Spatial Expansion Effect of Urbanization in China -- Recommendations for Comprehensive Improvements in Urban Development and Management -- Pushing Institutional Innovation in Urbanization

Human Geography Social policy Sustainable development Human Geography. Social Policy. Sustainable Development.


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