International Comparative Perspectives on the Treatment of “Urban Diseases” Reflections on the Low-Carbon Development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region
With an integration of theories, comparative and empirical studies, this book aims to find a treatment for Beijing’s “urban diseases” and coordinate a low-carbon development plan for the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region in China. Unprecedented industrialization and unconventional urbanization caused a series of “urban diseases” for developing cities across the globe. By summarizing and exploring the evolution and phased characteristics of “urban diseases”, the author implements theories across classical sociology, human ecology, community school, and low-carbon city as the base for policy recommendations. This book also provides in-depth examinations and comparative studies of other metropolises’ experiences in controlling “urban diseases”. Cities such as New York, London, and Tokyo were modeled to propose the most appropriate low-carbon development plan for the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.
With a focus on developing cities in Northern China, this book will be a great read to all scholars and students of environmental studies, development studies, urban studies, and contemporary China studies. It will also be a great addition for those who are interested in social conflicts and economic development.
1. Introduction 2. Theoretical Review of the Control of "Urban Diseases" 3. The Law of the Evolution of "Urban Diseases" and Its Phased Characteristics 4. The New York Experience in the Control of "Urban Diseases": Perspective of Cross-Regional Coordination 5. The London Experience in the Control of "Urban Diseases": Perspective of Smog Control 6. The Tokyo Experience in the Control of "Urban Diseases": Perspective of Subcenter Construction 7. The Ruhr Experience in the Control of "Urban Diseases": The Perspective of Industrial Upgrading 8. Phenomena and Causes of the Problems of "Urban Diseases" in Beijing 9. Control of "Urban Diseases" in Beijing and Countermeasures for the Coordinated Low-Carbon Development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region 10. Summary and Outlook