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Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research

Maturing Megacities

The Pearl River Delta in Progressive Transformation

Editors: Altrock, Uwe, Schoon, Sonia (Eds.)

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  • This book takes into account the multiple approaches towards comprehensive urban restructuring and planning
  • The authors of this edited volume are both academics and urban planning experts working on-site bringing together theoretical and practical knowledge, putting an emphasis on urban governance relations in order to better explain how decision-making behind urban restructuring is taking place
  • The book is a useful guide which brings together multidisciplinary research
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This edited volume covers the multiple changes concerning urban governance in the course of the progressive transformation of the Pearl River Delta mega-urban region in China. Looking at the megacities Guangzhou and Shenzhen, it analyzes the maturing of socio-economic, political and spatial structures after the first waves of economic globalization, political transformation, and their rapid expansion and urbanization. The initial claim and starting point of the book is the existence of a profound multidimensional shift in the coastal mega-urban region with a major tendency towards urban upgrading, economic restructuring and a clearly observable consolidation of political institutions. For the first time since the beginning of the reform and opening up after 1978, this has led to a stronger bias toward urban regeneration, an adaptive re-use of the building stock and an establishment of post-industrial knowledge-based creative industries. The book investigates these changes as a set of mutually dependent developments that have to be understood and analyzed in connection with one another. Thus, the backgrounds and underlying forces that shape physical restructuring in the developed urban cores of the mega-urban region and the ways in which the relevant actors and institutions are trying to both cope with and to influence each other are introduced here.

About the authors

Uwe Altrock has degrees in Mathematics as well as Urban & Regional Planning. He is now Professor for Urban Regeneration and Planning at the University of Kassel, Germany.
Sonia Schoon has studied Chinese language and culture at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou. She obtained an MA in Chinese Studies, European Anthropology and Public Law at the Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel, and graduated with a Dr.Phil. in Chinese Studies at the same institution.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • The Pearl River Delta in Progressive Transformation

    Pages 3-25

    Altrock, Uwe (et al.)

  • Second Metamorphosis? Urban Restructuring and Planning Responses in Guangzhou and Shenzhen in the Twenty-First Century

    Pages 29-60

    Ng, Mee Kam (et al.)

  • The Influence of Regional Planning Administration on Local Development

    Pages 61-82

    Ma, Xiangming

  • Cross-Border Governance: The Merger of Guangzhou and Foshan

    Pages 83-102

    Li, Xun (et al.)

  • Three Olds: Experimental Urban Restructuring with Chinese Characteristics, Guangzhou and Shenzhen in Comparison

    Pages 105-121

    Schoon, Sonia

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Hardcover 166,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Maturing Megacities
Book Subtitle
The Pearl River Delta in Progressive Transformation
Editors
  • Uwe Altrock
  • Sonia Schoon
Series Title
Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6674-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6674-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6673-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9351-4
Series ISSN
1879-7180
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 389
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