(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

The impact of urban sprawl on social segregation in Beijing and a limited role for spatial planning

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ZHAO P. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking Univ., Beijing, CHINE


This paper analyses the impact of sprawl on social segregation in Beijing. The results show that this form of development, characterised by scattered gated communities, low-density luxury villas, informal development and uneven distributions of public services and transport infrastructures in the peri-urban regions, has increased residential segregation between low-income and high-income residents and between local residents and migrants. It concludes that the role of spatial planning is limited as there are still other institutional factors influencing social segregation in China's cities, two of the most relevant here being the remaining hukou system and dual land system


Article of periodic

published at : Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie / ISSN 0040-747X

Editor : Koninklijk Nederlands Aardrijkskundig Genootschap, Amsterdam - PAYS-BAS (1948)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 104, no5 [pp. 571-587]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 2 tabl., 3 cartes, 2 ill.



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