A study of the phenomenon of "villages-in-the-city" in China sustainable development and our obligations to future generations

Chi Hong Lau, Chi Wai Yeung

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Abstract

After the economic reform and the implementation of open up policy in 1978, China has undergone a rapid urbanization and city expansion processes. As a result, many villages located on the periphery of the cities have been engulfed by urban development. However, not all of them can be integrated into the cities and governed under the urban land management system. This peculiar form of land use phenomenon in China is called ?Villages-in-the-City? and it has caused a high degree of urban degradation. This article based on the concept of sustainable development has derived a modified public participation model to enhance the selecting of an appropriate urbanization strategy that can cater for intergeneration needs in a dynamic environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCRIOCM 2010 - International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate "Towards Sustainable Development of International Metropolis"
PublisherChinese Research Institute of Construction Management
Pages191-200
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010
Event15th Annual Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate: Towards Sustainable Development of International Metropolis, CRIOCM 2010 - Thistle Hotel, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Duration: 6 Aug 20107 Aug 2010

Conference

Conference15th Annual Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate: Towards Sustainable Development of International Metropolis, CRIOCM 2010
CountryMalaysia
CityJohor Bahru
Period6/08/107/08/10

Keywords

  • Intergenerational justice
  • Public participation
  • Urbanization
  • Villages-in-the-city

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture
  • Strategy and Management
  • Business and International Management
  • Urban Studies

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