Building Resilient Cities in China: The Nexus between Planning and Science

Selected Papers from the 7th International Association for China Planning Conference, Shanghai, China, June 29 – July 1, 2013

  • Xueming Chen
  • Qisheng Pan

Part of the GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 113)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Zhiduan Chen, Baoxing Qiu
    Pages 33-41
  3. Jie Han, Liangliang Wang, Chye Kiang Heng
    Pages 75-91
  4. Junfeng Jiao, Steven M. Radil, Jenna Harbin, Yuan Li
    Pages 109-117
  5. Liao Yu-qing, Huang Jian-yun
    Pages 133-142
  6. Yuan Li, Lang He, Junfeng Jiao, Guoqiang Shen
    Pages 207-221
  7. Junfeng Jiao, Timothy R. Phelps, Yuan Li
    Pages 235-243
  8. Jun Wu, Naiwen An, Pengbo Li, Min Zhang
    Pages 279-292
  9. Jun Xie, Qing Wan, Chi Zhang, Xiang Li
    Pages 293-301
  10. Yao Yangyang
    Pages 339-348
  11. Zhou Min, Lin Kaixuan, Huang Yaping
    Pages 363-374

About this book


This book discusses a range of planning and management issues related to building urban resiliency. It covers such topics as urban, environmental, and transportation planning, historical preservation, emergency relief and management, geographic information systems (GIS) and other technological applications. The book includes case studies of several cities and districts in China, including Shanghai, and a number of cities in the United States of America.

Urban resiliency in the face of uncertainty is a priority for planning and governance in communities worldwide. In China, which has suffered many of the world’s most devastating floods, earthquakes, and typhoons, preparing for the threat of disaster has long been an important planning objective. Recent calamities, such as the 2008 Winter Storms, the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake, and the 2012 Beijing Floods have only made planning for resiliency more urgent. As planners work to prepare for such events, interdisciplinary collaboration becomes increasingly important. Planners need the tools and insights offered by other fields, including both the natural and social sciences. At the same time, these interdisciplinary relationships help shape the identity of urban-rural planning in its new role as one of China’s primary academic disciplines. Thus, the nexus between planning and science is critically important in building resilient cities in China, and the Chinese planning experience can serve as an example to and benefit countries around the world.


Emergency Relief and Management Geographic Information System Resilient Urban Space Structure Transportation Planning Urban Resiliency Urban Transition

Editors and affiliations

  • Xueming Chen
    • 1
  • Qisheng Pan
    • 2
  1. 1.L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public AffairsVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA
  2. 2.Department of Urban Planning and Environmental PolicyTexas Southern UniversityHoustonUSA

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