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