Analysis of the mechanisms contributing to spatial mismatch in transitional Chinese cities

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The decades of economic boom have brought about intensive spatial transformation and restructuring since market-oriented reforms in China. Such spatial adjustments have generated the manifestation of spatial mismatch in Chinese large cities. The writers, taking Shanghai for example, aim to investigate the mechanisms contributing to spatial mismatch in the transitional period of Chinese cities. It finds that the mechanisms are generalized as follows: (1) urban regeneration, village requisition, and affordable housing programs resettle a large number of socially disadvantaged people into urban fringes; (2) transaction restrictions, housing resources shortages, unavailability of housing finance, and unaffordable moving costs make disadvantaged people less able to move closer to employment centers in inner cities; and (3) insufficient transport services in urban fringes aggravate the geographical disconnection of disadvantaged people with employment centers.
Original languageEnglish
Article number04013011
JournalJournal of Urban Planning and Development
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Chinese cities
  • Mechanism
  • Spatial mismatch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development
  • Urban Studies


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