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Urbanization of Rural China: A case study on a township level

Type of project
01.09.2014 -> 31.08.2017

This project has been completed

About the project

Chinese urbanization gained speed three decades ago and the momentum is continuing. After years of huge amounts of constructions and migration, a new strategy that places more emphasis on small and medium sized cities and towns is introduced by the central government. Within this blue print, future urbanization in small places is planned to account for up to half of the total urbanization volume. My research is about the urbanization process in the smallest urban form: the township and villages. In order to achieve this objective, I pick one specific place as the site for a case study in this empirical research.

The PhD project is part of the Urbanization of Rural China project.


(Image: Hélène Veilleux)