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Article: Self-help in housing and chengzhongcun in China's urbanization

TitleSelf-help in housing and chengzhongcun in China's urbanization
Authors
Issue Date2003
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/IJURR
Citation
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 2003, v. 27 n. 4, p. 912-936 How to Cite?
AbstractThis article focuses on the housing issues of rural migrants arising from urbanization, with particular reference to chengzhongcun, a topic with considerable impact on policy-making. An attempt is made to understand the underlying rationale of self-help in housing and the important role of chengzhongcun in sheltering rural migrants in the context of China's rural-urban dichotomy. As demonstrated in this study, chengzhongcun accommodate, with little in the way of government resources and assistance, millions of rural migrants because of their social accessibility and affordability. While not denying their social problems, we argue that chengzhongcun in fact act as an innovative and positive agent to promote urbanization in present day China by housing massive numbers of rural migrants and assimilating them into cities. Current government policies towards chengzhongcun have generated a wide range of interest conflicts and confrontations. The consequences of such conflicts show that the government policies were problematic and unworkable, as they violated basic market principles as well as citizen rights. Policy strategy towards the redevelopment of chengzhongcun must acknowledge their credibility in the Chinese road to urbanization and requires more thoughtful and prudent consideration of migrants' demands for affordable housing.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/157855
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.868
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.267
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dc.contributor.authorZhao, SXBen_US
dc.contributor.authorTian, JPen_US
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dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 2003, v. 27 n. 4, p. 912-936en_US
dc.identifier.issn0309-1317en_US
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dc.description.abstractThis article focuses on the housing issues of rural migrants arising from urbanization, with particular reference to chengzhongcun, a topic with considerable impact on policy-making. An attempt is made to understand the underlying rationale of self-help in housing and the important role of chengzhongcun in sheltering rural migrants in the context of China's rural-urban dichotomy. As demonstrated in this study, chengzhongcun accommodate, with little in the way of government resources and assistance, millions of rural migrants because of their social accessibility and affordability. While not denying their social problems, we argue that chengzhongcun in fact act as an innovative and positive agent to promote urbanization in present day China by housing massive numbers of rural migrants and assimilating them into cities. Current government policies towards chengzhongcun have generated a wide range of interest conflicts and confrontations. The consequences of such conflicts show that the government policies were problematic and unworkable, as they violated basic market principles as well as citizen rights. Policy strategy towards the redevelopment of chengzhongcun must acknowledge their credibility in the Chinese road to urbanization and requires more thoughtful and prudent consideration of migrants' demands for affordable housing.en_US
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dc.rightsInternational Journal of Urban and Regional Research. Copyright © Blackwell Publishing Ltd.-
dc.titleSelf-help in housing and chengzhongcun in China's urbanizationen_US
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