Urban Development in Asia: Pathways, Opportunities and Challenges

  • Qian Zhang
  • Xiangzheng Deng

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Geography book series (BRIEFSGEOGRAPHY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii

About this book


This book aims to present implications for China’s urban development through international comparison of urbanization process from the perspective of spatio-temporal pattern, driving factors, rural-urban interactions, development trends and economic-ecological-social synergic development. Followed the research hotspot of the international urban studies, this book identifies challenges and opportunities in the process of urban development through analyzing and comparing urbanization pathways of several Asian countries as for representatives. It provides both decision support for China’s urban development and management, and scientific support for the sustainable urban development in Asian countries.



Urban Transitions Urbanization Pathways Spatio-temporal dynamics Rural-Urban Linkage Synergic Development Urban Environment

Authors and affiliations

  • Qian Zhang
    • 1
  • Xiangzheng Deng
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources ResearchChinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) BeijingChina
  2. 2.Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources ResearchChinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Geographic Sciences anBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-2895-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-2896-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-4165
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-4173
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