Shrinking Cities in China

The Other Facet of Urbanization

  • Ying Long
  • Shuqi Gao

Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. The Overall Picture of Shrinking Cities in China

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Looking into Shrinking Cities from Regional Perspective

  4. Case Study

  5. Media Report

About this book


This book offers an essential introduction to the phenomenon of shrinking cities in China, highlighting several case studies, qualitative and quantitative methods, and planning responses. As an emerging topic in urbanizing China, cities experiencing population loss have begun attracting increasing attention. All chapters of the book were contributed by leading researchers on the subject in China. Richly illustrated with photographs for a better visual understanding of the topic, the book will benefit a broad readership, ranging from researchers and students of urban planning, urban geography, urban economics, urban sociology and urban design, to practitioners in the areas of urban planning and design.


Urban shrinkage Urban decline Population loss Space decay Chinese cities Street view pictures Urban planning Spatial intervention

Editors and affiliations

  • Ying Long
    • 1
  • Shuqi Gao
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Architecture and Hang Lung Center for Real EstateTsinghua University BeijingChina
  2. 2.School of ArchitectureSoutheast UniversityNanjingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-2645-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-2646-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2365-757X
  • Series Online ISSN 2365-7588
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