Chapter 5 - Urbanisation: Toward a future balanced development and an ecological civilization

Gomez-Echeverri L (2013). Chapter 5 - Urbanisation: Toward a future balanced development and an ecological civilization. In: China National Human Development Report 2013: Sustainable and Liveable Cities: Toward Ecological Civilization. Eds. Jiahua, P, Beijing: China Translation and Publishing Corporation.

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Abstract

The urban transformation in China is a transition in progress, with many opportunities for guiding its future. The complexity of this transformation urgently requires integrated policies and strategies that can simultaneously address emerging challenges.

As China looks at its future, a compromise between the speed and quality of urbanisation appears to be the most desirable and viable option. Some challenges are more urgent than others; decisive actions on some can make a significant impact on human development.

Without strong governance mechanisms and institutions for implementation, the policies needed to act on increasingly complex urban challenges will not be successful.

In China's transition to more sustainable development, new perspectives and a comprehensive understanding of the interrelationships between economic, social and environmental costs and benefits are urgently required.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Programs: Transitions to New Technologies (TNT)
Bibliographic Reference: In: P Jiahua, et al. (Eds); China National Human Development Report 2013: Sustainable and Liveable Cities: Toward Ecological Civilization; China Translation and Publishing Corporation, Beijing, China pp.98-104
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:49
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2016 11:58
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/10581

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