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Article: Shanghai's rapid urbanization: How sustainable?

TitleShanghai's rapid urbanization: How sustainable?
Authors
Issue Date2008
PublisherAlexandrine Press
Citation
Built Environment, 2008, v. 34 n. 4, p. 532-546 How to Cite?
AbstractBy applying the compact city model, this paper investigates the sustainability performance of Shanghai's urban development since the mid-1990s and the implications for future urban policies. It argues that despite the planned poly-nucleated urban form and the intensive compaction brought about by the exponential growth in high rises, the sustainability benefits of densification are dwarfed by spatial specialization, increasing private transport, relocation of residents from the city centre, and inadequate public services provision especially in smaller residential developments. Nonetheless, owing to the past cellular planning approach, land use in the central city is still highly mixed, and public transport still dominates. General liveability has also been improved significantly, while the pollution problems are reportedly less serious than expected. This study argues that neighbourhood planning must be emphasized, that the mass transit systems should be vigorously developed, and that the affordability problems of the low-income migrant workers need to be resolved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/60812
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.348
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dc.contributor.authorChiu, RLHen_HK
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dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationBuilt Environment, 2008, v. 34 n. 4, p. 532-546en_HK
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dc.description.abstractBy applying the compact city model, this paper investigates the sustainability performance of Shanghai's urban development since the mid-1990s and the implications for future urban policies. It argues that despite the planned poly-nucleated urban form and the intensive compaction brought about by the exponential growth in high rises, the sustainability benefits of densification are dwarfed by spatial specialization, increasing private transport, relocation of residents from the city centre, and inadequate public services provision especially in smaller residential developments. Nonetheless, owing to the past cellular planning approach, land use in the central city is still highly mixed, and public transport still dominates. General liveability has also been improved significantly, while the pollution problems are reportedly less serious than expected. This study argues that neighbourhood planning must be emphasized, that the mass transit systems should be vigorously developed, and that the affordability problems of the low-income migrant workers need to be resolved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherAlexandrine Pressen_HK
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dc.titleShanghai's rapid urbanization: How sustainable?en_HK
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dc.identifier.emailChiu, RLH: rlhchiu@hku.hken_HK
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