Development and Planning in Seven Major Coastal Cities in by Jianfa Shen, Gordon Kee

By Jianfa Shen, Gordon Kee

This e-book analyzes the new development of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Fuzhou, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, and Hong Kong, seven significant chinese language coastal towns. The authors element theoretical mechanisms, spatial and non-spatial versions of improvement, all whereas exploring attainable instructions to sustainability. in addition they examine how those towns have constructed during the last 30 years, from the past due Nineteen Seventies to the twenty first century. every one has its personal precise historical past, neighborhood and nationwide positions, benefits, and services. utilizing different techniques and measurements for every urban, the authors argue that structural alterations are essential to in achieving a lot wanted sustainable improvement. The booklet covers developmental matters comparable to the regaining of important urban and worldwide urban statuses, the position of governments in steerage improvement, and attaining targets via mega initiatives, city competitiveness, positioning, and branding. together with assorted evaluate and extreme feedback for structural alterations, this ebook addresses middle matters for the sustainable development of those metropolises. A precious booklet for college kids, researchers and coverage makers.

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1). 2 A Brief History of Guangzhou 31 Fig. 1 Ancient street in Guangzhou (taken by the authors in July 2013) route known as the maritime Silk Road (Hsü 2000; Xu 1985; Zuo 2009). Guangzhou, therefore, established a unique and influential mercantile city status in an agriculture-based society. Guangzhou’s urban landscape was full of the nature of commerce and the “thirteen factories” (shisan hang or shisan yiguan) established in the eighteenth century on the bank of Pearl River was the best known example (Hsü 2000; Liang 1999).

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