Metropolitan Spatial Dynamics: Shanghai

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Susan M. Walcott, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: As China‘s largest and wealthiest city, Shanghai‘s dynamic growth since the 1990s indicates the spatial form of new metropolitan expansion patterns. This research deals with mechanisms shaping emerging patterns, including the rise of a land market, settlement of inner suburbs by urban core and "floating" populations, and peri-urban in-filling. Growth drivers flow from planning and targeting high technology manufacturing based on domestic research and development, foreign companies, and joint ventures as well as new sources of domestic capital based on property development schemes and cooperation between Party cadres and local entrepreneurs. Evidence comes from the 2000 Census, remotely sensed photography, and interviews with city planners. The match between new residential and occupational spaces and transportation infrastructure connections for a more mobile and spatially diffuse population is of concern for future policy.

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Habitat International 30 (2):199-212
Language: English
Date: 2006
Shanghai, Urbanization, Spatial dynamics

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