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The Africa-China Urban Initiative and its partner institutions have a number of resources available.

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Land sale venue and economic growth path: Evidence from China's urban land market

Publication date: Wed 27 Nov 2013
Document type: Research paper
Habitat International, Volume 41, January 2014, Pages 307–313. This paper explores the impacts of different land sale venues on the economic growth path, and hence Chinese local officials' incentive...

BRICS lessons in (un)sustainable urbanisation

Publication date: Wed 27 Nov 2013
Document type: Article
Some very dubious public policy lessons are being passed along within the Brazil-Russia-India-China-SA nexus. Durban's Luthuli International Convention Centre will ring with even more bad advice this...

Socio-demographic variation in motives for visiting urban green spaces in a large Chinese city

Publication date: Tue 26 Nov 2013
Document type: Research paper
Habitat International, Volume 41, January 2014, Pages 114–120. The motives of people for visiting urban green spaces (UGS) mirror their needs and expectations on UGS, which help to ascertain why...

Institutional change and state-owned enterprises in China's urban housing market

Publication date: Tue 26 Nov 2013
Document type: Research paper
Habitat International, Volume 41, January 2014, Pages 58–68. This paper analyses institutional change and its consequences on the conduct of state owned enterprises (SOEs) in China's housing sector...

The development of the index of multiple deprivations from small-area population census in the city of Guangzhou, PRC

Publication date: Tue 26 Nov 2013
Document type: Research paper
Habitat International, Volume 41, January 2014, Pages 142–149. The index of multiple deprivations (IMD) is an established method in western market economies for measuring the level of social...

Fiscal and spatial characteristics of metropolitan government and planning in China: Understanding centralization trends in a decentralization context

Publication date: Tue 26 Nov 2013
Document type: Research paper
Habitat International, Volume 41, January 2014, Pages 77–84. This paper tries to explain one paradox: why does the division of planning power in China's metropolitan cities become more...

Exploring the challenges to industrialized residential building in China

Publication date: Tue 26 Nov 2013
Document type: Research paper
Habitat International, Volume 41, January 2014, Pages 176-184. Industrialised building (IB) is considered by many to have an important role to play in China's residential construction industry due to...

Contradictions in China's affordable housing policy: Goals vs. structure

Publication date: Tue 26 Nov 2013
Document type: Research paper
Habitat International, Volume 41, January 2014, Pages 8-16. Though China has achieved great strides in improving housing provision, it is still plagued by a lack of affordable housing. Over the last...

An empirical study on the relationship between urban compactness and CO2 efficiency in China

Publication date: Tue 26 Nov 2013
Document type: Research paper
Habitat International, Volume 41, January 2014, Pages 92–98. This analyzes the relationship between urban compactness and CO2 efficiency in China. A quantitative indicator of urban compactness and...

Industrial land development in urban villages in China: A property rights perspective

Publication date: Tue 26 Nov 2013
Document type: Research paper
Habitat International, Volume 41, January 2014, Pages 185-194. The rapid urbanization of China during the past decades has led to the emergence and development of urban villages. Existing literature...

Analysis of sustainable urban development approaches in China

Publication date: Tue 26 Nov 2013
Document type: Research paper
Habitat International, Volume 41, January 2014, Pages 24–32. China already has more numerous and larger cities than ever before. If the current trend holds, by 2025 it will have a predicted 1 billion...

Comparative urban governance of developing creative spaces in China

Publication date: Tue 26 Nov 2013
Document type: Research paper
Habitat International, Volume 41, January 2014, Pages 99–107. The promotion of creativity is a crucial element in China's attempts to upgrade its economic structure. In this context, creative spaces...

Improving the competence of construction management consultants to underpin sustainable construction in China

Publication date: Tue 26 Nov 2013
Document type: Research paper
Habitat International. Volume 41, January 2014, Pages 236–242. As a vital component of construction professional services (CPS), construction management consultancy is in nature knowledge-intensive...

Crisis-induced reform, state–market relations, and entrepreneurial urban growth in China

Publication date: Tue 26 Nov 2013
Document type: Research paper
Habitat International, January 2014, Pages 50–57. The urban entrepreneurialism literature on China has focused either on macro-level state devolution or on micro-level place-making initiatives....

Toward Open Source Kenya: Creating and Sharing a GIS Database of Nairobi.

Publication date: Wed 20 Nov 2013
Document type: Article
Sarah Williams, Elizabeth Marcello & Jacqueline M. Klopp (2014). Toward Open Source Kenya: Creating and Sharing a GIS Database of Nairobi. Annals of the Association of American Geographers,...

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