Synopses & Reviews
Decades of fast economic growth and rapid urbanization have significantly changed the "faces" of Chinese cities. Like many fast urbanizing countries, China is investing heavily in targeted regions through planning policies. This is a largely place-based investment process that is of great importance for the public, business and policymakers. Despite significant public interest, little is known about the economic impacts."
Economics of Planning Policies in China" aims to address this gap by looking at the characteristics of the Chinese planning system and its evolution process, with a specific focus on infrastructure, location and cities. It focuses on analyzing the economic impacts of infrastructure improvements like new rail transit and airport facilities, urban village renewals and mining-city regenerations. This volume is based on a period of research on Chinese urban and regional development, and benefited from research insights that challenged the policy effectiveness in shifting spatial disparities.
The critical perspective and detailed micro-geographical data makes this book a crucial reference for international scholars, policymakers and graduates.
Fast urbanizing countries like China have experienced rapid albeit geographically uneven local and regional economic growth during the past few decades. Notwithstanding this development pattern, China has been investing heavily in targeted coastal and inland regions through planning policies for infrastructure, location and cities. This is a largely place-based investment process that is of great importance for the public, business and policymakers. China s urban and regional transformations provide incentives for spatial agglomeration and will shift the growth of activities within and across cities for decades to come. This spatial differentiation is likely to be driven by government decisions at all levels about where, when and in what to invest, in an institutional context where policy instruments act to constrain or facilitate China s urban and regional development.
Economics of Planning Policies in China looks at the role that the institutional characteristics of the Chinese planning system and market mechanisms play in transforming and shaping the infrastructure, location and cities with the potential for spatial disparity and inclusive growth. The planning and geographical perspective and evidence make this book a reference for international scholars, policymakers and graduates