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Paradigm Shift in urban village policy in China : Shenzhen urban village policies shift as case
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This study explores the recent shifts in urban policy in Shenzhen, China, through the analytical lens of Peter Hall's policy paradigm theory. China has experienced rapid urban development since the Chinese economic reform in 1978, resulting in the creation of urban villages (UVs) in the large metropolitan areas with specific civil rights for its inhabitants. Recently a shift is occurring in Chinese urban policy from demolition and reconstruction towards preservation and renewal of these urban villages. By applying Hall's framework, we aim to understand whether these changes in urban policy in Shenzhen signify merely a shift in tactics or represent a broader paradigm shift in response to evolving economic conditions and policy perspectives in China. While our study is centred on Shenzhen, we suggest that similar changes are likely to occur in other Chinese cities in the near future. Through this lens, we offer novel insights into the complex dynamics of urban development and their relationship between changing social and economic conditions. This research is particularly relevant for policymakers, urban planners, and scholars in urban studies.
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English
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Geojournal: international journal for physical, biological and human geosciences and their application in environmental planning and ecology. - Dordrecht
Publication
Dordrecht : 2024
ISSN
0343-2521 [print]
1572-9893 [online]
DOI
10.1007/S10708-024-11047-0
Volume/pages
89 :2 (2024) , p. 1-11
Article Reference
52
ISI
001171922400002
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The author-created version that incorporates referee comments and is the accepted for publication version Available from 24.02.2025
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Last edited 02.04.2024
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