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Development and Planning in Seven Major Coastal Cities in Southern and Eastern China

Authors: Shen, Jianfa, Kee, Gordon

  • Analyzes the growth of seven major Chinese coastal cities over a 30 year period
  • Presents the development processes, experiences, and lessons
  • Argues that structural changes are necessary to achieve much needed sustainable development
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About this book

This book analyzes the recent growth of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Fuzhou, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, and Hong Kong, seven major Chinese coastal cities. The authors detail theoretical mechanisms, spatial and non-spatial models of development, all while exploring possible directions to sustainability. They also look at how these cities have developed over the last 30 years, from the late 1970s to the 21st century. Each has its own unique background, regional and national positions, advantages, and functions. Using diversified approaches and measurements for each city, the authors argue that structural changes are necessary to achieve much needed sustainable development. The book covers developmental issues such as the regaining of central city and global city statuses, the role of governments in steering development, and achieving goals through mega projects, urban competitiveness, positioning, and branding. Including varied assessment and intense suggestions for structural changes, this book addresses core concerns for the sustainable growth of these metropolises. A valuable book for students, researchers and policy makers.

About the authors

Jianfa SHEN is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Geography and Resource Management, and Director of Research Centre for Urban and Regional Development of Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests focus on urban and regional development and governance, spatial population modelling and migration analysis. He serves in the Editorial Boards of The China Review, Population, Space and Place, and Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, GeoJournal: An International Journal on Geography, Asian Geographer, and Geographical Research. He has undertaken research funded by Hong Kong Research Grant Council and the Central Policy Unit of HKSAR government. He has published 22 books, 107 refereed journal papers and 45 refereed book chapters.

Gordon KEE is Research Associate of Research Centre for Urban and Regional Development of Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, and Lecturer of Master of Social Science in Global Political Economy at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His major research interests include regional development and governance, China studies and infrastructure development. He has published over 30 books, book chapters, journal articles, conference articles, and occasional papers.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Shen, Jianfa (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • Guangzhou: The Road to Regaining Its Central City Status

    Shen, Jianfa (et al.)

    Pages 29-60

  • Shenzhen: Innovation and Governments’ Roles in Reform and Development

    Shen, Jianfa (et al.)

    Pages 61-92

  • Fuzhou: Re-energizing Regional Economic Development and the Changing Urban Functions

    Shen, Jianfa (et al.)

    Pages 93-118

  • Shanghai: Urban Development and Regional Integration Through Mega Projects

    Shen, Jianfa (et al.)

    Pages 119-151

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-46421-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-46420-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Development and Planning in Seven Major Coastal Cities in Southern and Eastern China
Authors
Series Title
GeoJournal Library
Series Volume
120
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-46421-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-46421-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-46420-6
Series ISSN
0924-5499
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 261
Number of Illustrations and Tables
68 b/w illustrations
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