The Evolution of Urbanization and Planning Practices: A Comparative Study of England and China

Tianjie Jiang, Bing Chen*, Thomas Moore, John Sturzaker

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The goals of the National New Urbanization Plan (2014–2020) in China were successfully achieved by 2020. This paper aims to provide a vision for urbanisation in China from 2021 to 2035 and shed light on the key tasks of planning practices in the next stage. Taking England as a comparator, where urbanisation has largely been completed, and the challenge nowadays is more about de- or re-urbanisation, this paper compares the urbanisation status in China with the similar historical status in England to draw valuable lessons on the evolution of planning policies, plans and programs. It is expected that some findings from this comparative study will inform the evolution of China’s planning practices, including: (1) transforming towards policybased plans at the local level; (2) balancing local concerns and strategic objectives; (3) achieving long-term interests and integrative development across regions via more coordinated regional planning; (4) enhancing public participation in local planning processes via a richer and more flexible approach and more effective means of motivation and organisation; and (5) strengthening the legal force of planning by improving planning legislation and diversifying local regulations and industry standards. These findings may inform China’s territorial and spatial planning, benefitting new urbanisation from 2021 to 2035.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAustralia and China Perspectives on Urban Regeneration and Rural Revitalization
EditorsRaffaele Pernice, Bing Chen
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Pages86-109
Number of pages24
Edition1st Edition
ISBN (Print)978-1-032-53894-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2024
Event2022 International Symposium on “Sustainable urbanism and architecture: Australia and China perspectives on urban regeneration and rural revitalization” - UNSW & XJTLU (online), Sydney (Australia) & Suzhou (China), Australia
Duration: 13 Oct 202214 Oct 2022
Conference number: NFACR/220476
https://conference.unsw.edu.au/en/2022-international-symposium-on-sustainable-urbanism-and-architecture

Seminar

Seminar2022 International Symposium on “Sustainable urbanism and architecture: Australia and China perspectives on urban regeneration and rural revitalization”
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CitySydney (Australia) & Suzhou (China)
Period13/10/2214/10/22
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Keywords

  • Urbanization
  • Planning practice
  • Planning Content
  • Planning Hierarchy
  • Evolution

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