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Article: Urban System Planning in China: A Case Study of the Pearl River Delta Urban System Plan

TitleUrban System Planning in China: A Case Study of the Pearl River Delta Urban System Plan
Authors
Issue Date1999
PublisherBellwether Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.bellpub.com/ug/
Citation
Urban Geography, 1999, v. 20 n. 7, p. 591-616 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper argues that before 1978, the Chinese state, a 'police state' in the Foucauldian concept of governmentality, aimed at total administration of the economy and society. Central investments determined local spatial development. Economic reforms and administrative decentralization after 1978 allowed local authorities to pursue their own development, leading to many planning problems. To regain control over spatial development, the state now employs urban system planning to regulate development in city regions. The Pearl River Delta Urban System Plan (PRDUSP) is a case in point. To overcome myopic regional development and environmental issues, the PRDUSP lays out a development strategy in which cities are organized into hierarchies around three metropolitan areas, have different functions, and are connected by development and growth axes. Various measures and policies also are recommended. All these suggest that the Provincial Government of Guangdong is searching for a new way of regional governance. [Key words: urban system planning, Pearl River Delta, China, governmentality, regional governance.]
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/89782
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.322
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.584

 

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dc.contributor.authorNg, MKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTang, WSen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T10:01:44Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T10:01:44Z-
dc.date.issued1999en_HK
dc.identifier.citationUrban Geography, 1999, v. 20 n. 7, p. 591-616en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0272-3638en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/89782-
dc.description.abstractThis paper argues that before 1978, the Chinese state, a 'police state' in the Foucauldian concept of governmentality, aimed at total administration of the economy and society. Central investments determined local spatial development. Economic reforms and administrative decentralization after 1978 allowed local authorities to pursue their own development, leading to many planning problems. To regain control over spatial development, the state now employs urban system planning to regulate development in city regions. The Pearl River Delta Urban System Plan (PRDUSP) is a case in point. To overcome myopic regional development and environmental issues, the PRDUSP lays out a development strategy in which cities are organized into hierarchies around three metropolitan areas, have different functions, and are connected by development and growth axes. Various measures and policies also are recommended. All these suggest that the Provincial Government of Guangdong is searching for a new way of regional governance. [Key words: urban system planning, Pearl River Delta, China, governmentality, regional governance.]-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherBellwether Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.bellpub.com/ug/en_HK
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dc.titleUrban System Planning in China: A Case Study of the Pearl River Delta Urban System Planen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailNg, MK: meekng@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.2747/0272-3638.20.7.591-
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