Strategic urban management in China: A case study of Guangzhou Development District

Wong, Siu-Wai, Tang, Bo-sin and van Horen, Basil (2006) Strategic urban management in China: A case study of Guangzhou Development District. Habitat International, 30 3: 645-667. doi:10.1016/j.habitatint.2005.04.001


Author Wong, Siu-Wai
Tang, Bo-sin
van Horen, Basil
Title Strategic urban management in China: A case study of Guangzhou Development District
Journal name Habitat International   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0197-3975
1873-5428
Publication date 2006-09-01
Year available 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.habitatint.2005.04.001
Volume 30
Issue 3
Start page 645
End page 667
Total pages 23
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Subject 1205 Urban and Regional Planning
Abstract While the importance of urban management in achieving sustainable urban development is increasingly recognised as being significant by urban managers and the general public, there is still a great deal of confusion and misunderstanding in China about the substance of urban management, which impedes effective implementation. This paper examines some of the problems encountered in urban management practice in Chinese cities, and highlights the importance of a holistic conceptual understanding, and a strategic model for enhancing urban management capacities in the Chinese context. Focusing on a case study of Guangzhou Development District (GDD), the paper demonstrates that the application of a set of measurable evaluative criteria for assessing urban management performance is useful in improving urban management practice.
Keyword Urban development
Urbanisation
Planning
Strategic urban management
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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