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Chinese Urban Transformation : A Tale of Six Cities, Paperback / softback Book

Chinese Urban Transformation : A Tale of Six Cities Paperback / softback


Now an established global force, China has experienced asustained period of staggering economic growth since policy reform in the1970s.

Chinese urbanisation is the most significant example of economic,environmental and social change both within China and globally.

In recentyears, central government has made a concerted effort to encourage citygovernments to realign their priorities and achieve a balance between economicefficiency, social justice and environmental protection. Chinese UrbanTransformation: A Tale of Six Cities is a fascinating exploration of the dramaticdevelopment Chinese cities have undergone.

Tracing this transformation through acomprehensive analysis of social and economic change in six cities, it unravelsthe complex relationship between policy, outlook and role that urbandevelopment plays in China's view of itself, including the tensions resultingfrom rapid social and economic change. Grounded in current Chinese planning and both classical andrecent discussions on the city and urban spaces, this book is essential for architects,planners, urban designers and engineers with an interest in working in,learning about, or trying to break into Chinese urban planning and socialpolicy.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • Publisher: RIBA Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Urban communities
  • ISBN: 9781859466292

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