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Planning megaregional futures: spatial imaginaries and megaregion formation in China

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posted on 08.10.2019, 12:18 by John Harrison, Gu Hao
The expansion of globalising cities into larger city-regions and, most recently, megaregions is posing fundamental questions about how best to plan and govern twenty-first century urban regions. Nowhere is this challenge more acute than China, yet there is no clear understanding of Chinese megaregionalism. Debunking some inherent assumptions surrounding megaregions in China, this paper broadens our horizons beyond the narrow focus on what people have come to assume are China’s megaregions to consider megaregionalism as an always evolving political-economic project. We argue the importance of distinguishing between planning megaregions (as discursive and imagined) and megaregional planning (as concrete and actual).

Funding

Hunan University ‘Research Talent Project’ (ID: 531118010145)

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Geography and Environment

Published in

Regional Studies

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© Regional Studies Association

Publisher statement

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Regional Studies on 11 November 2019, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00343404.2019.1679362.

Acceptance date

03/10/2019

Publication date

2019-11-11

Copyright date

2019

ISSN

0034-3404

eISSN

1360-0591

Language

en

Depositor

Dr John Harrison

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