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Urban Planning 2 China’s Urban Planning in the Context of Globalization The Chinese government is experiencing a high rate of the urbanization process. Multiple factors trigger the process including the marketing and industrialization process. Besides, China is also a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) which makes it even more difficult to escape the effects of the globalization process. As such, China has engaged the central and local governments as well as the academic societies to determine ways of responding to the effect of globalization on urban development (Biddulph, 2011). The aim of this brief is to examine urban planning as an a daptive Challenge facing China as a result of Globalization. Urban planning problem in China Multiple features have sprouted in China’s urban spatial system because of the effect of globalization. First, multiple cities and metropolitan areas have established their global or regional reputation. This has been triggered by numerous international corporations that put up their headquarters in these cities, for instance, Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao and Guangzhou among others and, therefore promoting their economic dominance within the regions where they localize. Second, densely urbanized areas have also developed at a swift speed. Alongside China’s coastal regions, several densely urbanized areas have been established including, Pearl River Delta, Beijing – Tianjin Hebei area and Yangtze River Delta among others. These localities have eventually become dynamic and competitive economies that control the growth patterns of China. Third, small-based industries are thriving in small metropolitan areas and towns. With regard to Globalization, numerous small cities and towns, particularly those alongside the coastal areas are directly contributing to global production. They have managed to absorb a huge aspect of extra labors from the coastal areas and have contributed to reviving the economy in rural areas. Fourth, nevertheless, the last two decades or so have witnessed an increased growth of export-based businesses that contribute to prompt externalization of the economic system based majorly on the export business. Consequently, the inland metropolises comprised of both the
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