An Analysis on Chinese Urban Expansion Since 1990

Jun Wang, Mingquan Wang, Wei Zhao, and Xi Chen


Population and urban development, urban expansion, data analysis, Chinese cities


This paper concentrates on the urban expansion of China since 1990. After the open up policy in urban development and the establishment of housing marketing system, the urbanization of China comes into a rapid growth period. Although the government set up a series regulation to control the urban sprawl, situation doesn’t change. From this paper’s analysis, Chinese urban expansion has its own character and reason, and much more relates to the economic development and policies.

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