Bridge to Future Livable Cities and City Clusters in the People’s Republic of China: Policy Opportunities for High-Quality Urban Development

Publication | October 2021

This paper discusses insights on proposed policy reform for the People's Republic of China (PRC) that is geared toward sustainable economic development and building climate-resilient livable cities for the four-generation urban society.

By 2050, the People’s Republic of China will be a high-income, four-generation urban society. Yet, according to the United Nations, the PRC’s population will have halved by 2100. Many cities will lose population and businesses. In the paper, the author recommends focusing on urban rehabilitation and retrofitting to make cities more livable—with a green circular zero-waste economy, aiming at low-carbon, climate-resilient cities—and making cities healthy and friendly for people of all ages.


  • Key Messages
  • Synopsis
  • Introduction
  • Main Issues and Challenges
  • Key Findings and Best Practice Cases and Lessons
  • Policy Recommendations for the Short and Medium Terms
  • Conclusions

Additional Details

  • Urban development
  • China, People's Republic of
  • 82
  • 8.5 x 11
  • WPS210372-2

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