Rapid urbanization in a transitional economy in China: The case of Hainan Island

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dc.contributor.author Gu, Kai en
dc.contributor.author Wall, G en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-28T03:39:44Z en
dc.date.issued 2007 en
dc.identifier.citation Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography 28(2):158-170 2007 en
dc.identifier.issn 0129-7619 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/15797 en
dc.description.abstract The outcomes and forms of urbanization and modernization in China following the reform and opening of the late 1970s have attracted extensive attention and competing interpretations in scholarly documentation. This paper focuses on Hainan Island, established in 1988 as the biggest special economic zone in China. Since then, considerable inflows of human as well as speculative capital have led to rapid real estate, in particular tourism-related, development. While urban expansion and improvements have been encouraged, the ongoing over-building, unregulated conversion of land use and degradation of the urban environment present serious social and economic problems. This paper summarizes the trajectory, causal factors and outcomes of this urban growth and consequent planning problems that make the island an atypical case in China’s urbanization experience. We argue that the establishment of a practical framework combining socioeconomic planning, land use planning, and the management of both, is crucial to achieve sustainable growth for this transitional economy. en
dc.language EN en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography en
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dc.subject urbanization en
dc.subject political economy en
dc.subject planning en
dc.subject tourism development en
dc.subject Hainan en
dc.subject PEARL RIVER DELTA en
dc.subject SOCIALIST CITY en
dc.subject MIGRATION en
dc.subject GROWTH en
dc.subject GUANGZHOU en
dc.subject PROVINCE en
dc.subject STRATEGY en
dc.subject SYSTEM en
dc.title Rapid urbanization in a transitional economy in China: The case of Hainan Island en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1467-9493.2007.00288.x en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 158 en
pubs.volume 28 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: the authors; journal compilation; Department of Geography, National University of Singapore; Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd en
pubs.end-page 170 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 261064 en
pubs.org-id Creative Arts and Industries en
pubs.org-id Architecture and Planning en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2012-02-20 en

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