Not Business as Usual: Mega-Trends and the Need for New City Building Approaches in the People’s Republic of China

Publication | February 2020

This paper assesses the urban features of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and makes recommendations on urban development to help the PRC achieve its ecological civilization goals.

It assesses mega-trends such as the country’s aging demography, a shift to more innovative and consumer-oriented urban economies, the growing preference of people to live in high amenity cities, and climate change. To address the implications of these mega-trends, the paper proposes that urban development must respond to realistic demographic forecasting, focus more on quality development, and improve land use planning.

Contents 

  • The Dramatic Mega-Trends Shaping Urbanization and City Building
  • The Evolving Urban System in the People's Republic of China
  • Implications of Mega-Trends: Issue Areas and Implications
  • Overall Strategy Thrusts
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

Authors
Type
Series
Subjects
  • Urban development
Countries
  • China, People's Republic of
Pages
  • 38
Dimensions
  • 8.5 x 11
SKU
  • WPS200060-2

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