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Author International Association for China Planning. Conference (7th : 2013 : Shanghai, China)

Title Building resilient cities in China : the nexus between planning and science : selected papers from the 7th International Association for China Planning Conference, Shanghai, China, June 29-July 1, 2013 / Xueming Chen, Qisheng Pan, editors
Published Cham : Springer, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (376 pages) : illustrations
Series GeoJournal library ; volume 113
GeoJournal library ; v. 113
Contents Preface; Contents; Empirical Research on Global Value Chain and Industrial Structure Upgrading of Shanghai Putuo District; 1 Introduction; 2 Background of the Research Area; 2.1 The Evolution of Industrial Development Stage of Putuo District; 2.2 Maintaining the Integrity of the Specifications; 3 Model Construction and Data Selection; 3.1 Model Construction; 3.2 Data Selection; 4 Results; 5 Suggestion; References; Spatial and Social Assessment of Chinese Urban Neighbourhoods Undergoing Change; 1 Introduction; 2 Literature Review; 2.1 Emerging New Poverty of Landless Farmers
2.2 The Neighbourhood and Community of Landless Farmers and the Demand for High Quality Public Open Space3 Methodology; 4 Findings on Social Issues of the Neighbourhood; 4.1 High Percentage of ̀Migrant ́Households and High Rate Degree ofMobility; 4.2 Satisfaction with Housing and theNeighbourhood; 4.3 Social Life and Sense of Belonging to the Community; 4.4 Demand of Space, Management and Social Activities; 5 Findings from Distance Sampling; 5.1 Multi-used Open Spaces; 5.2 The Elderly -- Primary Open Space Users; 5.3 Children Are a Socially Binding Force
4.2 Coordinate Public Transit and Human Service Transportation (Political Category)4.3 Reform Fare System for Care Riders (Economic Category); 4.4 Restructure Existing Bus Routes (Planning Category); 4.5 Public-Private Partnerships (Planning Category); 4.6 Volunteer Driving Programs (Planning Category); 4.7 Travel Training (Planning Category); 4.8 Subscription-Grouping Rides (Planning Category); 4.9 Rely on New Technology (Technological Category); 4.10 Continue Improving Fixed-Route Transit (Technological Category); 5 Conclusion; References
5.4 Quality of Space Affects Quantity of Participants6 Conclusion; References; The Unprecedented Age Wave and Challenged Fixed-Route and Specialized Transportation Services: The Case of Richmond, Virginia; 1 Introduction; 2 GRTCś Facts; 2.1 History and Governance; 2.2 Budget; 2.3 Fixed-Route Services; 2.4 Paratransit Services; 3 GRTCś Issues; 3.1 Poor Regional Service Coverage; 3.2 Costly and Inadequate Paratransit Services; 3.3 Ineffective Governing Structures; 4 Improvement Strategies; 4.1 Establish the Richmond Regional Transportation Authority (Political Category)
Resilient Planning Frame for Building Resilient Cities1 Introduction; 1.1 Global Climate Change and the Energy Crisis; 1.2 Traditional Urban Planning Reform; 2 Resilient Theory; 2.1 Origin and Development of Resilient Theory; 2.2 Sustainable Development and Resilient Thinking; 2.3 Important Points of Resilient Thinking; 3 Urban Resilience Study; 3.1 Urban Ecological Resilience; 3.2 Urban Engineering Resilience; 4 Study on Resilient Urban Planning; 4.1 ̀̀Planning ́́Studies for Resilient City; 4.2 ̀̀Resiliency ́́Studies of Urban Planning; 5 Conclusions; References
Summary This book discusses a range of planning and management issues related to building urban resiliency. It covers such topics as urban, environmental, and transportation planning, historical preservation, emergency relief and management, geographic information systems (GIS) and other technological applications. The book includes case studies of several cities and districts in China, including Shanghai, and a number of cities in the United States of America. Urban resiliency in the face of uncertainty is a priority for planning and governance in communities worldwide. In China, which has suffered many of the world?s most devastating floods, earthquakes, and typhoons, preparing for the threat of disaster has long been an important planning objective. Recent calamities, such as the 2008 Winter Storms, the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake, and the 2012 Beijing Floods have only made planning for resiliency more urgent. As planners work to prepare for such events, interdisciplinary collaboration becomes increasingly important. Planners need the tools and insights offered by other fields, including both the natural and social sciences. At the same time, these interdisciplinary relationships help shape the identity of urban-rural planning in its new role as one of China?s primary academic disciplines. Thus, the nexus between planning and science is critically important in building resilient cities in China, and the Chinese planning experience can serve as an example to and benefit countries around the world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 26, 2015)
Subject City planning -- China -- Congresses.
Regional planning -- China -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Chen, Xueming (City planner), editor
Pan, Qisheng, editor
ISBN 3319141457 (electronic bk.)
9783319141459 (electronic bk.)