China in Search of a New Planning Paradigm
Viewed through Western eyes, urbanisation in China is chaotic, unbridled and destructive of the environment. The magnitude of new construction is unlike anything seen by Western eyes since the postwar reconstruction of Europe. New central business districts, office complexes, industrial parks, shopping centres, hotels, highways and tracts of suburban villas have been built with no end in sight. For the Chinese, this explosive development is viewed both as a sign of progress and the way out of poverty. Whereas in the West, growth is seen as something to be controlled, ordered and contained, China is buoyantly encouraging it.
KeywordsQing Dynasty Chinese Communist Party Central Business District Chinese City Urban Policy
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