Global integration, growth patterns and sustainable development: A case study of the periurban area of shanghai

Jia Ping Wu

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    Introduction Economic globalisation has become 'a strong force' driving the urban development of Asian countries. T he formation of megacities which have 10 million or more inhabitants, or a new class of urban agglomeration of Extended M etropolit an Regions (EM Rs), has increased in number and scale (McGee , 199 1, 1995; Douglass, 2000 ). It is estimated that the urban population in East Asia will increase by approximately 200 million people over the next twenty-five years , of which 40 % will occur in the peri-urb an area (PUA).I The environmental challenges of th esemegacities - high rat es of land an d energy consumption, severe pollution of air, water and soil, and decrease of quality of life - have become of increasing concern (Marcotullio, 2001 ; Yueng, 2001 ; Webster, 2002; Ng and Hi lls, 200 3).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWorld Cities and Urban Form
    Subtitle of host publicationFragmented, Polycentric, Sustainable
    EditorsMike Jenks, Daniel Kozak, Pattaranan Takkanon
    Place of Publication London
    PublisherTaylor & Francis
    Chapter11
    Pages175-190
    Number of pages16
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9781315811871
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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    Wu, J. P. (2013). Global integration, growth patterns and sustainable development: A case study of the periurban area of shanghai. In M. Jenks, D. Kozak, & P. Takkanon (Eds.), World Cities and Urban Form: Fragmented, Polycentric, Sustainable (1st ed., pp. 175-190). Taylor & Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315811871