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New Trends of suburbanization in Beijing since 1990: from government-led to market-oriented

Feng, Jian, Zhou, Yixing and Wu, Fulong 2008. New Trends of suburbanization in Beijing since 1990: from government-led to market-oriented. Regional Studies 42 (1) , pp. 83-99. 10.1080/00343400701654160

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Abstract

Since the 1990s suburbanization has been continuing in China along with the deepening of market transition. The process of suburbanization has gone beyond purely government-initiated relocation of households and polluting industries. Based on the newest population census, this paper identifies some major new trends of suburbanization in Beijing. The new round of suburbanization has been driven by the construction of suburban villas and affordable housing, rising private car ownership, the decentralization of industry, and the development of large suburban shopping malls and retail parks. Passively relocated households are no longer the dominant source of suburbanization. Suburbanization in Beijing has evolved into a new stage of more market-oriented development in the suburbs.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Uncontrolled Keywords: Suburbanization; Population census; Beijing; China
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 0034-3404
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2019 09:08
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/10734

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