China's Great Urbanization

China's Great Urbanization

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China's extraordinary economic boom since the late 1970s has been accompanied by massive urbanization, with the proportion of the population living in cities rising from 18% in 1978 to 54% in 2014. Currently the Chinese government has amongst its objectives the target to increase this to 60% by 2020, and also to improve the quality of China's cities. This book examines a wide range of issues connected to China's urbanization. It considers the many problems which have come with rapid urbanization, including urban housing problems, difficulties affecting rural migrants in urban areas, and a lack of social protection. It examines areas of current reform, including land reform, shanty town renewal and moves to address environmental problems. It explores governance issues, and throughout assesses how urbanization in China is likely to develop in future.
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  • Hardback | 294 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 20.32mm | 700g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 41 Tables, black and white; 51 Line drawings, black and white; 3 Halftones, black and white; 54 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138943312
  • 9781138943315

Table of contents

Introduction Part I Development Policies and Industrial Development 1. Urbanization as a new engine for future growth 2. Urbanization and urban-rural consumption divide Part II Social development in China's urbanization 3. Making housing affordable in an urbanizing China 4. Re-assessing informal migration and urbanization in China 5. Social programs for urban working class in China: unemployment insurance and minimum livelihood guarantee scheme Part III Land and rural development 6. The issue of land in China's transition and urbanization 7. Urbanization and emerging urban land use patterns 8. Rural land consolidation in China 9. Rural migration and rural development 10. Why is a free and competitive land market indispensable for China to resolve the rural-urban duality through endogenous urbanization? Part IV Urban planning and governance 11. Assessing China's Shantytown regeneration program 12. Exploring the vision and strategy of intelligent cities in 13. Awakening environment consciousness challenging municipal governance
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About Zheng Yongnian

Zheng Yongnian is Professor and Director of the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore.

Zhao Litao is a Senior Research Fellow at the East Asian institute, National University of Singapore.

Sarah Y. Tong is a Senior Research Fellow at the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore.
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