China and Europe: The Implications of the Rise of China for European Space

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-09-09
  • Publisher: Routledge
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China and Europe address the challenges for the cities and regions of Europe that may be the consequences of such development trends. Contributions by policy-makers and academic observers will prepare the ground for debating the dimensions 'economy', 'knowledge and culture', 'environment and mobility', 'quality of life', and 'governance' of this challenge.

Table of Contents

List of figuresp. xii
List of tablesp. xiv
List of contributorsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
China: a challenge for European policy and spatial planning?p. 17
Pathways towards a new world order: China's challenge to the European Unionp. 19
The impact of China's development: is there a need to alter land-use and transport policy in Europe?p. 33
Will China's thirst for oil affect accessibility and mobility in the regions and cities of Europe?p. 52
Fear of the East: how the rise of China is being used to rationalize undemocratic and inappropriate planning in Europep. 67
China and the future of European citiesp. 84
China Inc. and the future of European cities: theatres or theme parks?p. 97
What will become of European regions? Driving forces, emerging mega-city regions, optionsp. 107
The implications of the rise of China for planning in urban Switzerlandp. 120
Scenarios and strategies for Europe to address the challenges from the Eastp. 137
A sustainable quality of life for Europeans in 2031: a framework for shaping policies to address major changes in the global operating environmentp. 139
The rise of China and the need for cross-border governance in Europe's borderlandsp. 170
What kind of spatial planning do we need? An approach based on visioning, action and co-production!p. 182
Is the 'new' strategic planning suited to coping with the issues of globalization?p. 197
The European house: museum and supermarketp. 209
PEACE at Odessap. 219
China's ascension and European cities in 2040: a scenariop. 239
Hanbao: the Chinese Hamburg in 2035p. 248
1950-2050: sunset and sunrise over the Eurasian continentp. 256
Indexp. 271
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