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Processes and Policies of China’s Urbanization Introduction Urbanization can be defined as a multifaceted and complex process which involves migration of population from rural to urban regions, spatial reconfiguration of settlements, rural and urban land dynamics, and dynamics of management and governance. This paper investigates and analyses the various changes that contribute to urbanization in China. This may involve the complimenting changes in the rights to property. Demographic aspects of China’s urbanization will also be examined. The following study will also look into the changes in Administration of regions and the Administrative policies aimed at managing urbanization in China
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Zhu, Jieming, Local growth coalition: the context and implications of China’s gradualist urban land reforms, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Vol. 23, No. 3 (1999): 534−548
In the above journal, Zhu discusses the process and end results of changes in China’s land tenure system. This paper will be employed in the analysis the Policy implication of China’s urbanization.
Xu, Yeh and George Lin, Reproducing spaces of Chinese urbanization: New
city-based and land-centered urban transformation, Urban Studies, Vol. 44, No. 9 (2007): 1827−1855.
The paper above discusses of the ways in which the China is adapting to the fast urbanization process. It focuses on the land economic behind reproduction of spaces. This will be used to analyze ways in which China has mitigated effects of scarcity of land amid urbanization.
Fulong, Wu and Fangzhu, Zhang, China’s emerging city-region governance: Towards a research framework, Progress in Planning, Vol. 73, No. 1 (2010): 60−63
The above authors examine the importance of research in determining public administration of Cities undergoing urbanization such as those in China. This paper will be used to identify forms of governance which China has employed to embrace changes associated with urbanization.
Song, Yan, and Chengri, Ding, eds. Urbanization in China: Critical Issues in an Era of Rapid Growth. Cambridge, Mass.: Washington: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2007. page nr. Print.
Song Yan, and Chengri Ding analyze factors associated with fast growth and development of Chinese cities. This paper will be of vital use in determining how problems associated with urbanization can be minimized while its benefits are internalized.
Logan, John. Urban China in Transition. New York: John Wiley amp. Sons, 2011
The Novel above describes the changes which China has been generally experiencing in its growth and urbanization phase. The novel will be used to aid in practical understanding of the direct cases and impacts associated with urbanization in China.
The above topic will serve well in appreciating Urban Geography concepts as they appear in the real world. China is one of the best countries to study since it is currently one of the fastest growing economies in the world. This led to rapid urbanization and modernization.