In-situ Urbanization in China: Processes, Contributing Factors, and Policy Implications

07/12/2018

Yu Zhu*

 

Abstract: By contrast with the conventional city-based process of urbanization, dom-

inated by rural-urban migration, in-situ urbanization implies that rural settlements and their

populations become urban or quasi-urban populations without any significant geograph-

ical relocation of their residents. The emergence and development of in-situ urbanization

is one of the major characteristics of the process of urbanization in China. This article ex-

amines the evolution of in-situ urbanization, quasi-urban areas and populations which are

so well developed that they have become major components of the rural-urban transition

process and have generated complex socio-economic development issues.

 

Keywords: livelihood transformation, Tay ethnic people, urbanization, Vietnam.

Received: 12 April 2018; Revised: 4 May 2018; Accepted: 15 June 2018

 

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