Mega-City Semantics in the Pearl River Delta 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‘. Three clusters of megacities lead Chinese economy forward 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.
Regions of China.svg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Cancel Edit Delete Preview revert Text of the note (may include Wiki markup) Could not save your note (edit conflict or other problem). '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.
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.
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. The middle aged and those who are poor, but not desperately poor, are being squeezed out. 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 Pearl River Delta Megacity 珠江三角洲 The Pearl River Delta is slowly growing into a single colossal megapolis (view our PRD map here). And as controversy reigns over the continued urban development into the HKSAR’s northeastern territories, we dissect the future of the extravagant sprawling metropolis and see how its emergence will affect – and perhaps eventually kill – Hong Kong. By Samuel Lai. Two hundred years ago, only three percent of the world’s population lived in cities. Today, more than half of all the people on the planet are urban dwellers, leading some to claim that this is the ‘century of cities’.
China facts: MEGA-CITIES & URBANIZATION 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 ]
Mega-Region Development The development of mega regions is mostly the outcome of three processes that reinforce the spatial extent and the coherence of an urban system. The first is the growth, intensification and diffusion of economic activities, which requires additional amounts of urban land. The second is the growing interconnectivity of urban centers, mostly through the setting of multimodal transport corridors. 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.
World's biggest cities merging into mega-regions The world's mega-cities are merging to form vast "mega-regions" which may stretch hundreds of kilometres across countries and be home to more than 100 million people, according to a major new UN report. The phenomenon of the so-called "endless city" could be one of the most significant developments - and problems - in the way people live and economies grow in the next 50 years, says UN-Habitat, the agency for human settlements, which identifies the trend of developing mega-regions in its biannual State of World Cities report. The largest of these, says the report - launched today at the World Urban Forum in Rio de Janeiro - is the Hong Kong-Shenhzen-Guangzhou region in China, home to about 120 million people. Other mega-regions have formed in Japan and Brazil and are developing in India, west Africa and elsewhere.
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. Real-life Atlantis? The world's megacities that are sinking 10 times faster than water levels are rising - Science - News A new paper from the Deltares Research Institute in the Netherlands published earlier this month identified regions of the globe where the ground level is falling 10 times faster than water levels are rising - with human activity often to blame. In Jakarta, Indonesia’s largest city, the population has grown from around half a million in the 1930s to just under 10 million today, with heavily populated areas dropping by as much as six and a half feet as groundwater is pumped up from the Earth to drink. The same practice led to Tokyo’s ground level falling by two metres before new restrictions were introduced, and in Venice, this sort of extraction has only compounded the effects of natural subsidence caused by long-term geological processes. "Land subsidence and sea level rise are both happening, and they are both contributing to the same problem - larger and longer floods, and bigger inundation depth of floods," Dr Gilles Erkens, who led the research from Deltares, told the BBC. 1 of 6