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Article: Theorising urban planning in a transitional economy: The case of Shenzhen, People's Republic of China

TitleTheorising urban planning in a transitional economy: The case of Shenzhen, People's Republic of China
Authors
Issue Date2004
PublisherLiverpool University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.liverpool-unipress.co.uk/journals_2.html
Citation
Town Planning Review, 2004, v. 75 n. 2, p. 173-203 How to Cite?
AbstractMost of the existing planning theories (theories in urban development, of planning practice and justifications for planning) and debates about their interrelationships are derived from the contexts of basically 'demand-constrained' (capitalist) economies. Some authors have attempted to theorise urban planning in transitional economies. However, theorisation based on concrete planning practices in a city in the transition from a 'resource-constrained' to a 'demand-constrained' economy is an uncharted terrain. This paper attempts to take up this challenge and through a detailed case study of Shenzhen, China's first Special Economic Zone (SEZ) explores the relationships between urban development and planning in a transitional economy. Shenzhen's experience proves that a perceptive understanding of urban development can provide us with important clues for understanding the nature of and theoretical justifications for changing urban planning practices. In return, the reformed planning practice helps sharpen our reflections on the constraints and feasible options of urban development in a transitional economy. In this sense, urban planning practice, at least in the case of Shenzhen, is 'path dependent' and has the potential to be increasingly 'path shaping'.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/89707
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.377
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