A New Analysis of Urbanization in China by Chu TianjiaoA New Analysis of Urbanization in China by Chu Tianjiao

A New Analysis of Urbanization in China

byChu Tianjiao, Wang Guoping, Zhu Yuan

Paperback | July 20, 2017

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The urbanization rate in China soared from 29.4% in 1996 to 52.6% in 2012 following an upsurge in the construction of development zones, new urban districts and international metropolises.

China’s urbanization is one of the two major events that will affect the development of human society in the 21st century, according to Joseph Stiglitz, the acclaimed American Nobel prize-winning economist, the other being the next round of the US-led new technological revolution.

Urbanization, an inexorable trend of economic and social development, can act as a benchmark to gauge the economic and societal progress of a country. Since the founding of the PRC, and especially since the reform and opening-up process was launched in 1978, China has witnessed a marked upward spike in the size of its urban population. This trend has accelerated in recent decades, with small towns and cities emerging in large numbers. The authors of this textbook explore the evolution of the economy, society, ecology and culture associated with urbanization, to reveal the distinctive characteristics of urbanization in contemporary China. They examine the changes taking place in towns and cities since the start of reform and opening up, and investigate how the Chinese government has been working to establish an institutional framework to guarantee that urbanization develops in a sustainable way.

Title:A New Analysis of Urbanization in ChinaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:162 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.35 inShipping dimensions:9.21 × 6.14 × 0.35 inPublished:July 20, 2017Publisher:Beijing Alain Charles Advertising LimitedLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1910760080

ISBN - 13:9781910760086


Table of Contents


1. Ongoing Urbanization in China

  • Development and Current Situation
  • Challenges and Problems
  • New Urbanization Strategies and Solutions

2. Development of Urban-rural Planning in China

  • Urban-rural Planning in China since 1949
  • Designers and Executives of Urban-rural Planning in China
  • Drafting, Modification and Implementation of Urban-rural Planning

3. Industrial Distribution in Cities

  • Dominant Functions of Cities and Their Industrial Layout
  • Construction of Development Zones: a New Industrial Space
  • Development of New Urban Districts: Reconstruction of Industrial Space

4. Construction of Urban Infrastructure in China

  • History of the Construction of Urban Infrastructure in China
  • Problems with the Construction of Urban Infrastructure in China
  • Exploration into the Construction of Urban Infrastructure in China

5. Management of Urban Land in China

  • Property Rights of Urban Land
  • Utilization and Management of Urban Land
  • Management of the Urban Land Market

6. Management of Urban Communities

  • Evolution of the Urban Community Management System
  • Urban Community Services in China
  • Self-governance of Urban Communities

7. Protection of Urban Historical and Cultural Heritage in China

  • Protection of Urban Historical and Cultural Heritage in China: Past and Present
  • Protection of Urban Cultural Relics and Historical Sites in China
  • Protection of Historical and Cultural Street Districts in Chinese Cities
  • Protection of Historical Cities in China

Chapter Follow-up Questions and References