Coordinating Urban and Rural Development in China
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Coordinating Urban and Rural Development in China

Learning from Chengdu

Ye Yumin and Richard LeGates

This detailed study offers a succinct yet comprehensive introduction to China’s crucial policy to coordinate urban and rural development. It describes the theoretical, political, and economic reasons why China allowed a large gap between urban and rural incomes, public services, and quality of life to emerge, and the recent national and local government efforts to narrow this inequality.
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Chapter 3: The Chengdu model of coordinated urban–rural development: framework and strategy

Learning from Chengdu

Ye Yumin and Richard LeGates


Chengdu’s coordinated urban and rural development program is designed to produce a new way of integrating rural areas with urban areas. But Chengdu has not simply aimed at a new urbanization pattern. From the time it started its first experimental reforms in 2003, Chengdu has defined its mission as achieving Chengdu’s overall economic and social development into a form of coordinated urban development characterized by new industrialization, new urbanization, and rural modernization. Chengdu is following former President HU’s approach to scientific development.

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