Contemporary urbanisation in China: an overview and the project for Shanghai
PublisherTadeusz Kosciuszko University of Technology
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The major metropolises of the world face several problems due to their rapid growth. From among these, it is considered that Chinese cities in particular deserve special attention due to the diversity of challenges they face. Out of the 1,367,820,000 population of China in 2014, 54.77% constituted the urban population1 – this gure takes on more relevance when we consider that only sixty- ve years ago, just 10.64% of the population was urban. From the total population of the country, about 17% live in the ten most major cities and their metropolitan areas2. Taking into account the relevance of the metropolis in the Chinese context, we propose a set of topics, challenges and trends in contemporary urbanization in China.
CitationRoca, E., Marti, M., Pesoa, M. Contemporary urbanisation in China: an overview and the project for Shanghai. "Czasopismo techniczne: architektura = Technical transactions: architecture", 2016, vol. 8, núm. 2-A, p. 21-33.