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Article: The birth and development of a modern socialist city: Shenzhen, China

TitleThe birth and development of a modern socialist city: Shenzhen, China
Authors
KeywordsCentral-local relationships
China
Globalizing socialist city
Shenzhen
Socialist economy
Urban development and planning
Issue Date2005
PublisherPolska Akademia Nauk, Instytut Geografii i Przestrzennego Zagospodarowania. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.geographiapolonica.pl/archive.html
Citation
Geographia Polonica, 2005, v. 78 n. 1, p. 151-162 How to Cite?
AbstractOne of the first Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in an opening China since late 1970s, Shenzhen municipality is a 'globalizing' socialist city. This paper discusses the Shenzhen experiment. Four interrelated underlying forces are investigated: central government policies, needs and trends of foreign direct investment, ever changing regional and local urban realities, and local governance and plan making processes. The Shenzhen SEZ first planned by the central government, has faced almost continuous challenges since its establishment. Centrally planned master blueprints and the mode of urban governance have imposed constraints on Shenzhen's ability to cope with changing trends of foreign investment: from simple processing and assembly works to high-technology investment. The spatial structures and institutions established in the early days then had presented Shenzhen with many difficulties in her course of socio-economic and adminstrative restructuring. Planners are also challenged by sustainability demands of conserving the environment and promoting social welfare when economic development takes place. Shenzhen proved to be a difficult yet exciting experiment for socialist planners to build a 'modern' city in an age of globalization.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/89901
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.258
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dc.description.abstractOne of the first Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in an opening China since late 1970s, Shenzhen municipality is a 'globalizing' socialist city. This paper discusses the Shenzhen experiment. Four interrelated underlying forces are investigated: central government policies, needs and trends of foreign direct investment, ever changing regional and local urban realities, and local governance and plan making processes. The Shenzhen SEZ first planned by the central government, has faced almost continuous challenges since its establishment. Centrally planned master blueprints and the mode of urban governance have imposed constraints on Shenzhen's ability to cope with changing trends of foreign investment: from simple processing and assembly works to high-technology investment. The spatial structures and institutions established in the early days then had presented Shenzhen with many difficulties in her course of socio-economic and adminstrative restructuring. Planners are also challenged by sustainability demands of conserving the environment and promoting social welfare when economic development takes place. Shenzhen proved to be a difficult yet exciting experiment for socialist planners to build a 'modern' city in an age of globalization.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
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dc.subjectCentral-local relationshipsen_HK
dc.subjectChinaen_HK
dc.subjectGlobalizing socialist cityen_HK
dc.subjectShenzhenen_HK
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dc.subjectUrban development and planningen_HK
dc.titleThe birth and development of a modern socialist city: Shenzhen, Chinaen_HK
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