Mega-City Semantics in the Pearl River Delta | China Urban Development Blog Dongguan Housing. Photo by livinginchina4now. Several people have called my attention to a recent article from The Telegraph about China ‘creating the largest mega-city in the world with 42 million people‘. The title of the piece is a bit misleading as the government is not planning a new city per se, but rather combining a group of nearby cities into one huge ‘mega-city’. The targeted group of cities make up the Pearl River Delta region in China’s southern Guangdong Province. Home to China’s famous first tier cities Guangzhou and Shenzhen, the Pearl River Delta is already one of the most populated places on earth. In addition to Guangzhou and Shenzhen, the proposal calls for integrating smaller (albeit still in the millions population-wise) cities of Donggaun, Foshan, Huizhou, Zhaoqing, Jiangmen, Zhongshan and Zhuhai into one. Yet the intention of the integration becomes clear when Ma Xiangming, the chief planner at the Guangdong Rural and Urban Planning Institute, articulates that:
Three clusters of megacities lead Chinese economy forward::Panorama network - Financial News :: Three clusters of megacities lead Chinese economy forward Three megacity clusters in the Yangtze River Delta, Pearl River Delta and Bohai Sea rim area are currently leading China toward the "megacity era", according to the "Report on Chinese Cities' Comprehensive Competitiveness" issued recently. The International Institute for Urban Development released the report during the recent 2008 China City Forum Summit in Beijing. China's urbanization rate grew by 27 percentage points over the past 30 years, from 17.9% in 1978 to 30% in 1998 and then to 44.9% in 2007. In the 21st century, the major driving force of economic development comes from city clusters, especially clusters of megacities. In 2007, the three major economic circles in the Yangtze River Delta, Pearl River Delta and Bohai Sea rim area of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei accounted for 25.5% of the nation's total population.
You Can't Run From the Cop Car of the Future China facts: MEGA-CITIES & URBANIZATION | 2010-2011 statistics & info China Mike’s 100% verified, no B.S. China facts (interesting & fun statistics): China’s urban population: 43% of total population (2008 estimate: CIA World Fact Book)Rate of urbanization: 2.7% annual rate of change (2005-10 estimate: CIA World Fact Book) Top 10 most populous Chinese cities: (metro area populations, 2010-2011) Shanghai (上 海): 18,000,000 Beijing (北 京): 13,200,000 Guangzhou (广 州): 12,000,000 Shenzhen (深 圳): 8,615,000 Tianjin (天 津): 8,200,000 Chongqing (重 庆): 7,500,000 Hong Kong (香 港): 7,055,071 Dongguan (东 莞): 6,950,000 Nanjing (南 京): 6,800,000 Wuhan (武 汉): 6,600,000 [Source: Wikipedia “List of cities in the People's Republic of China by population”] Click here for my Chinese major cities and population density maps.Shanghai was ranked #1 as the best city in mainland China for doing business. Two-thirds of China’s population—an estimated 64%—will live in cities by 2025. [ McKinsey & Co. report "Preparing for China's urban billion" March 2009 ]
'One Mega-City, Many Systems': The Evolution of Hong Kong - Parag Khanna and Thomas Sevcik Ever since the handover of Hong Kong's sovereignty to China in 1997, land reclamation on both the island itself and from Kowloon peninsula have shrunk the breadth of Victoria harbor to a perpetually narrowing strait. This geographical trend turns out to serve as a useful metaphor for the island’s changing politics and economic orientation as China’s control deepens. Indeed, Hong Kong is quickly becoming the hub of a new version of the "one country, two systems" motto used by the mainland to characterize its relationship with Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. The cluster of cities around (and including) Hong Kong forming the Pearl River Delta – from Shenzhen and Guangzhou in the north to Macao and Zhuhai to the west – are becoming an archipelago of inter-locking hubs with varying policies related to visiting, immigration, business and political freedom. Call it "one mega-city, many systems." Macau University, courtesy of Macau University Photo credit: leungchopan /Shutterstock
China city information,Chinese cities, China province information, China's administrative divisions, China population This southwestern city has dwarfed the country's political and economic centers as the only provincial-level municipality listed among China's happiest 10 cities in 2010, China Daily reported Tuesday. The secret recipe for its residents' happiness, the judges and survey respondents said, is its massive crackdown on organized crime coupled with locals' love of singing revolutionary-era songs. The annual happiest cities list complied by Xinhua News Agency affiliate Oriental Outlook developed criteria based on people's feeling of happiness rather than economic achievements. The 12 criteria include interpersonal intimacy, job opportunities, educational quality, security, traffic, medical professionalism, housing prices, natural environments, economic development, culture and entertainment, and civility. Chongqing's war on crime and its love of "red" songs are unique among listed cities. Porter Han Kailiang, 63, said the city is indeed safer. "The city is cleaner, neater and more comfortable.
China Top 10 Biggest Cities.png - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia It Is Almost Impossible To Create Fake Meat China: Provinces, Counties, Cities & Urban Areas - Statistics & Maps on City Population Major Cities The Chinese provinces and all major cities with an urban population of 750,000 or more (on district level). Major Cities in the Chinese Provinces For a selected Chinese province, the major cities with an urban population of 75,000 or more (on district or county level). Administrative Division The population of all provinces, autonomous regions and prefectures (census 2000 & 2010). Townships in the Municipal Provinces For the following municipal provinces, all urban subdistricts (jiedao), towns (zhen) und rural townships (xiang) exceeding 2,500 inhabitants (census 2000 & 2010): Hong Kong The districts of Hong Kong as well as all cities and towns of more than 10,000 inhabitants. Macau Cities and parishes in Macau.
megacity What is it about London? Population growth is slowing across most of Europe – people are having fewer children and, it could be argued, steps are being taken to try to reduce social inequalities. But London is unusual. London continues growing, and London is becoming more youthful. Continue reading Earlier this year the British Telegraph Newspaper published a story about the creation of a new megacity in the Chinese Pearl River delta region. (click for larger map) Continue reading Megacities are major global risk areas. This quote from the IGU’s MegaCity TaskForce draws a quite bleak picture of what some believe to be the future of living for humankind. (click for larger map) Continue reading Read more about this map:Paper in the Journal of Maps: Gridded cartograms as a method for visualising earthquake risk at the global scale
List of cities in China According to the administrative divisions of China including Hong Kong and Macau, there are three level of cities, namely provincial-level cities (municipalities and SARs), prefectural-level cities, and county-level cities. As of April 2014 the PRC has a total of 657 cities: 4 municipalities, 2 SARs, 286 prefectural-level cities (including the 15 sub-provincial cities) and 365 county-level cities (including the 11 sub-prefectural cities and 7 XXPC cities) not including any cities in the claimed province of Taiwan. Sub-provincial cities are prefecture-level, and Sub-prefectural cities are county-level, but given higher degree of power than cities of the same level. Based on 2010 census data, the largest cities are the four centrally administered municipalities, which include dense urban areas, suburbs, and large rural areas: Chongqing (28.84 million), Shanghai (23.01 million), Beijing (19.61 million), and Tianjin (12.93 million). List of cities Renamed cities
3 Ideas That Are Pushing the Edge of Science | Gadgets 1 Sperm-powered Nanobots The next wave in health care may include a brigade of medical nanobots, devices tiny enough to ride the flow of blood through the body's arteries to a problem area. The bots might arrive at a clot, for example, and then using an internal power system, obliterate the clot with a precisely targeted drug or therapy. Designing a power source to accomplish such a task has been a challenge, but from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University comes a possible answer. Led by reproductive biologist Alex Travis, the engineering effort focuses on a chain of enzymes that metabolize glucose molecules into the biological fuel ATP (a process known as glycolysis), which enables sperm locomotion. Using mouse sperm, Travis has thus far modified the first two enzymes on the chain so that they bind to nickel ions attached to the surface of a tiny gold chip, which serves as a stand-in for a future nanobot.
List of cities in the People's Republic of China by population Map of 10 Biggest Chinese Cities (Hong Kong is included as a Chinese city). Locations (dots) are approximate. The numbers represents overall size ranking, ex. "1" is the largest city. This list ranks cities in China, including Hong Kong and Macau, by population. According to the administrative divisions of China, there are three levels of cities, namely municipalities (直辖市), prefecture-level cities (地级市), and county-level cities (县级市). There are over 160 cities in China with a population over one million. Municipalities and prefecture-level cities are not each a "city" in the strictest sense of the term, but instead an administrative unit comprising, typically, both an urban core (a city in the strict sense) and surrounding rural or less-urbanized areas usually many times the size of the central, built-up core. The cities are listed by built-up area adjusted to Local Government Authorities encompassed by built up area (ie Districts, Cities or Counties). Gallery References