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China in a State of Flux

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Abstract

This paper offers some background thoughts on recent changes in China, seen from a spatial and transportation viewpoint. It calls attention to a great many uncertainties involved in depicting the future of the Chinese spatial economy and argues that scenario analysis is a meaningful research strategy for coping with an uncertain future. The paper then sets out to explain a systematic approach to scenario analysis and the design of future images. The paper concludes with a multicriteria analysis of various possible spatial development trajectories in China.

Keywords

Scenario Analysis Transport Sector Civil Aviation Transport Policy Multicriteria Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Free University Amsterdam and Aura ReggianiUniversity of BolognaItaly

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