1st Edition

China’s Urbanization in the New Round of Technological Revolution, 2020-2050 Impact, Prospect and Strategy

    232 Pages 52 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Based on a major research project undertaken by a team at the Institute of Market Economy, Development Research Center of the State Council of China, a project which included extensive survey research, and involved also many international scholars including researchers at the World Economic Forum Research Center and OECD, this book explores the possible future trajectories for urbanization in China. The book argues, drawing on examples from around the world, that technological advances have a huge impact on the exact nature of urbanization, and that institutions and policies have a significant role too, institutional arrangements such as modern education systems, patents and intellectual protection, and modern corporate systems. The book goes on to assess how current technological advances are likely to affect future urbanization and concludes by setting out how China should seize the opportunities from new technological advances and the associated transformation and upgrading of economic and social structures, and coordinate the development of "technology, factors of production, industry and institutions" as an integrated engine for high quality future urbanization.

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    Part I A historical review of technological revolutions and urbanization                                                                                                                

    Chapter I Process, typical models, and inspirations of global urbanization                                                                                                                

    Chapter II Impact of technological revolutions on urbanization                                                                                                                            

    Chapter III The role of institutional policies in urbanization and technological revolution                                                                                                                


    Part II A new round of technological revolution and global urbanization                                                                                                                      

    Chapter IV Background, traits, and trends of the new technological revolution                                                                                                                

    Chapter V Impact of the new technological revolution on economic development                                                                                                                

    Chapter VI Global urbanization trends under the new technological revolution                                                                                                                


    Part III  The new round of technological revolution and China’s urbanization                                                                                                                

    Chapter VII Process, achievements, and issues of China’s urbanization                                                                                                                

    Chapter VIII Impact of the new round of technological revolution on China’s urbanization

    Chapter IX China’s urbanization (2020-2050) in the new round of technological revolution

    Chapter X  Strategic path and policies for China’s high-quality urbanization in the new era




    Wang Wei, Deng Yusong, Wang Ruimin, Niu Sanyuan, Shao Ting, Zhao Yong and Liu Xin are all researchers at the Institute of Market Economy, Development Research Center of the State Council of China, Beijing, China