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Article: Development and Planning of Small Towns in China: Speculation, Reassessment and Prospect

TitleDevelopment and Planning of Small Towns in China: Speculation, Reassessment and Prospect
Authors
KeywordsSkinner
Goldstein
Nanjing
Unpublished
Guangdong
Jiangsu
County
Hubei
Chicago
Political
Issue Date1997
PublisherZhongguo Chengshi Guihua Xuehui. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.oriprobe.com/journals/caod_424.html
Citation
China City Planning Review, 1997, v. 13 n. 2, p. 24-30 How to Cite?
AbstractSmall town development has been one of the most remarkable features of urbanization in China: This paper systematically examines different definitions of small towns and critically assesses various interpretations of the functions performed by Chinese towns in national development. Prior to the- 1980s, small towns were enthusiastically portrayed as storage reservoirs that can dam the flux of the surplus rural labor force into large cities. Existing problems associated with the growth and planning of small towns have resulted in a sober reassessment of the role played by the towns. Despite the partial retreat of enthusiasm about the town-based urbanization strategy, small towns continue to flourish spontaneously in the grassroots level of the Chinese countryside. A new pattern of ’urbanizationfrom below’, motivated primarily by the growth of township and village enterprises and centeredaround small towns, is quickly taking shape in the country patticularly in the coastal extended metropolitan regions.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86192
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dc.contributor.authorLin, GCSen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:13:56Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:13:56Z-
dc.date.issued1997en_HK
dc.identifier.citationChina City Planning Review, 1997, v. 13 n. 2, p. 24-30en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1002-8447en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86192-
dc.description.abstractSmall town development has been one of the most remarkable features of urbanization in China: This paper systematically examines different definitions of small towns and critically assesses various interpretations of the functions performed by Chinese towns in national development. Prior to the- 1980s, small towns were enthusiastically portrayed as storage reservoirs that can dam the flux of the surplus rural labor force into large cities. Existing problems associated with the growth and planning of small towns have resulted in a sober reassessment of the role played by the towns. Despite the partial retreat of enthusiasm about the town-based urbanization strategy, small towns continue to flourish spontaneously in the grassroots level of the Chinese countryside. A new pattern of ’urbanizationfrom below’, motivated primarily by the growth of township and village enterprises and centeredaround small towns, is quickly taking shape in the country patticularly in the coastal extended metropolitan regions.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherZhongguo Chengshi Guihua Xuehui. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.oriprobe.com/journals/caod_424.htmlzh_HK
dc.relation.ispartofChina City Planning Reviewen_HK
dc.subjectSkinner-
dc.subjectGoldstein-
dc.subjectNanjing-
dc.subjectUnpublished-
dc.subjectGuangdong-
dc.subjectJiangsu-
dc.subjectCounty-
dc.subjectHubei-
dc.subjectChicago-
dc.subjectPolitical-
dc.titleDevelopment and Planning of Small Towns in China: Speculation, Reassessment and Prospecten_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1002-8447&volume=13&issue=2&spage=24&epage=30&date=1997&atitle=Development+and+Planning+of+Small+Towns+in+China:+Speculation,+Reassessment+and+Prospecten_HK
dc.identifier.emailLin, GCS: gcslin@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.hkuros38467en_HK
dc.identifier.volume13-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage24-
dc.identifier.epage30-
dc.publisher.placeChina-

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