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The last two decades have been an exciting and richly productive period for debate and academic research on the city. The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies offers comprehensive coverage of this modern re-thinking of urban theory, both gathering together the best of what has been achieved so far, and signalling the way to future theoretical insights and empirically grounded research. Featuring many of the top international names in the field, the handbook is divided into nine key sections: SECTION 1: THE GLOBALIZED CITY SECTION 2: URBAN ENTREPRENEURIALISM, BRANDING, GOVERNANCE SECTION 3: MARGINALITY, RISK AND RESILIENCE SECTION 4: SUBURBS AND SUBURBANIZATION: STRATIFICATION, SPRAWL, SUSTAINABILITY SECTION 5: DISTINCTIVE AND VISIBLE CITIES SECTION 6: CREATIVE CITIES SECTION 7: URBANIZATION, URBANITY AND URBAN LIFESTYLES SECTION 8: NEW DIRECTIONS ...

New Frontiers in Researching Chinese Cities
New Frontiers in Researching Chinese Cities
Shenjing HeJunxi Qian

In 2013, New York Times reported that the Chinese state was planning to move 250 million rural residents to newly constructed towns and cities (Johnson, 2013). The agenda was to be coupled with massive transformation of rural settlements to urbanized built environments (Shih, 2013). While the scale of cityward movement has been overstated by this report, it is without doubt that, since the launch of economic reform, China has spearheaded a crusade of urbanization unprecedented in history. According to the National Plan of New Urbanization (2014–2020), an official blueprint of urban development published by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council (China's de facto Cabinet), ...

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