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Title The great urbanization of China / editor Ding Lu
Published Singapore : World Scientific, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 353 pages) : illustrations
Series Series on contemporary China ; v. 30
Series on contemporary China ; v. 30
Contents Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; Contributing Authors; Chapter 1 Introduction: China's Great Urbanization Ding Lu; References; Chapter 2 Urbanization and City-Size Distribution in China Shunfeng Song and Kevin Honglin Zhang; 1. Introduction; 2. Size Distribution of Cities: An Overview; 3. Urbanization and the City System in China; 4. Size Distribution of Cities: The Case of China; 5. Economic and Institutional Factors of China's Urbanization and City System; 6. Conclusion; References; Chapter 3 Evolution of China's Urban Development Strategy and Institutions Ding Lu; 1. Introduction
2. China's Early Urbanization Experience3. Urbanization in the Centrally Planned Economy Period (1949-1977); 3.1. Socialist industrialization and anti-urbanism; 3.2. Regional self-sufficiency and inland investment; 3.3. State-compelled migration and strict control over urban population; 3.4. Industrialization without much urbanization; 3.5. Urban-rural segregation; 4. Urbanization Policy in the Post-Reform Period (1978-2000); 4.1. Reversion of Maoist migration policy; 4.2. Rural industrialization and in situ transformation in rural areas
2.2. Urban planning to promote local transformation: Active initiatives2.3. Background: Transition from socialist central planning to local development; 2.4. Developmental planning: China's response to rapid urbanization during transition; 3. Rapid Urbanization under Capricious Market Change and Land Resource Dissipation; 3.1. Rapid urbanization; 3.2. Capricious market change; 3.3. Dissipation of land resources; 4. China's Developmental Planning; 4.1. Land use planning: Promotion and mobilization; 4.2. Development control: Responsive to market change
4.3. Central role of large cities in opening to the world4.4. Emergence of a floating population; 4.5. Emergence of urban property market and re-urbanization in cities; 4.6. The "two-track urbanization"; 5. Urbanization and Regional Development into the 21st Century; 5.1. West China Development Program; 5.2. Redefining urbanization guideline; Referensces; Chapter 4 Urban Planning for Local Development Jieming Zhu; 1. Introduction; 2. A Conceptual Framework: Linking Urban Planning with Local Transformation; 2.1. The role of urban planning: Passive regulations and governance
5. Conclusion: Developmental Planning and Sustainable DevelopmentReferences; Chapter 5 Industrialization, Urbanization, and Land Use in China Xiaobo Zhang, Timothy D. Mount and Richard N. Boisvert; 1. Introduction; 2. An Historical Review of China's Agricultural Land Use; 2.1. Land reforms (1949-1955); 2.2. The Great Leap Forward and the Great Famine (1956-1961); 2.3. Pre-reform (1962-1978); 2.4. Rural reform and afterwards (1979 till present); 3. Conceptual Framework; 4. Results; 5. Conclusions and Policy Implications; Appendix: On Data Sources; References
Summary As China rises to become the world's largest economy, half a billion rural villagers are expected to become urban residents in the coming decades. The great urbanization of the world's most populated country is sure to be one of the most far-reaching social-economic events in the 21st century. This book provides a clear and comprehensive review of this unfolding event. It presents not only the evolution of public policies and institutional reforms regarding urban development over the past decades, but also an up-to-date survey and in-depth analysis of contemporary social-economic forces that d
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Subject Civil society -- China.
Rural-urban migration -- China.
Urbanization -- China.
China -- Economic conditions.
Form Electronic book
Author Lu, Ding, 1957-
ISBN 9789814287814 (electronic bk.)
9814287814 (electronic bk.)