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Smart Growth and Sustainable Development

Selected Papers from the 9th International Association for China Planning Conference, Chongqing, China, June 19 - 21, 2015

Editors: Pan, Qisheng, Li, Weifeng (Eds.)

  • Presents the latest research on smart growth for community development
  • Reveals challenges and solutions for planning and sustainable development in China
  • Describes China’s new-type urbanization plan and future development trend
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This book explores how to tackle the challenges of urbanization through international lessons in sustainable development and smart growth strategies. As readers will discover, smart growth offers an approach to urbanization with the aim to: improve the efficiency of land use, protect the natural and cultural environment, promote economic prosperity and improve the quality of life. Authors address various challenges experienced in China, including deepening regional imbalances, an aging population, wholesale environmental degradation and traffic congestion. China’s official long-term urbanization plan sets many challenges for urban planners, these range from implementation of the plan and financing, to protection of vulnerable groups and social justice. This book brings readers up to date on the use of big data and modern technologies such as geographic information system technology (GIS). The work encompasses themes of environmental planning, community development, cultural heritage preservation, land use and transportation, urban studies, climate change, housing and community development, infrastructure planning, disaster planning and social equity. Authors present the very latest theories and practices of smart growth and offer many valuable insights to urban planners and scholars, as well as policy makers. 

About the authors

Qisheng Pan is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University.  Dr. Pan received a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2003 and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from USC in 2001. He also held a Master’s degree in Cartography and Remote Sensing and a BS in Geology from Peking University. Dr. Pan's research focuses on multiple aspects of urban planning, including transportation planning, economic impact analysis, and the applications of GIS in urban planning. He has received research grants from Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) to measure access to public transit services and to examine port-related traffic and emissions. He has also studied on the economic impacts of terrorist attacks on Central Business Districts and infrastructures in large metropolitan areas. Recently he received the Natural Resources Imagery Grant from ESRI to utilize SAR imagery technology in pipeline integrity management. Dr. Pan has consulted in multiple research projects from National Science Foundation’s Digital Government Program and Department of Homeland Security. Dr. Pan is serving as the Chair of the Board of Directors (BOD) for the International Association for China Planning (IACP), 2013-2015.
Weifeng Li is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the University of Hong Kong. Dr. Li received his Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He also holds both a Master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in Geography from Peking University, China. His research interests focus on environmental sustainability, urbanization and environmental changes, land use-transportation planning interactions and the environmental and energy impacts, as well as the use of GIS and spatial analysis in urban planning. Currently he is working on neighborhood design and energy efficiency funded by Research Grants Committee in Hong Kong and built environment and air quality funded by NSF of China.  Dr. Li is a board member of the International Association for China Planning (IACP), 2013-2017.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Distinguishing Characteristics of Urban Form from Evolutionary Perspective—The Case of Chengdu in China

    Li, Xu (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • The China Paradox of Migrant Labor Shortage Amidst Surplus Rural Laborers: An Alternative View

    Chen, Chen

    Pages 15-34

  • From Polysemous Affect to City Integration: The Definition Thinking and Frontier Method to Radiation Realm of City Rail Transit Station

    Chu, Dongzhu (et al.)

    Pages 35-53

  • The Optimizing Strategies of Three-Dimensional Walking System in Mountainous Cities: Take Chongqing Yuzhong District for Example

    Li, Xiyue (et al.)

    Pages 55-72

  • A Study on Urban Spatial Structure in the Context of the Jobs-Housing Balance: A Case of Suzhou, China

    Zhang, Zhenlong

    Pages 73-85

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eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-48296-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-48295-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Smart Growth and Sustainable Development
Book Subtitle
Selected Papers from the 9th International Association for China Planning Conference, Chongqing, China, June 19 - 21, 2015
Editors
  • Qisheng Pan
  • Weifeng Li
Series Title
GeoJournal Library
Series Volume
122
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-48296-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-48296-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-48295-8
Series ISSN
0924-5499
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 259
Number of Illustrations and Tables
128 b/w illustrations
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