Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

The trials of China’s technoburbia: the case of the Future Sci-tech City Corridor in Hangzhou

Buy Article:

$54.00 + tax (Refund Policy)

Set against the wider background of global suburbanization, this paper contributes to the emerging literature on the formation of technoburbia in China, and more importantly, the potential “urban contradictions” accompanying this process. Through a bottom-up empirical exploration of the Future Sci-tech City Corridor in Hangzhou and its embedded Featured Town initiative in particular, we observe how the future of technoburbia in China is by no means free from similar challenges in housing affordability and labor stratification. However, these contradictions are managed entirely differently in China. Nevertheless, the highly planned nature of China’s technoburbia also rubs up against political decentralization, demographic change and economic upgrading, implying significant trials and tribulations along the way.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: China; Hangzhou; Suburbanization; featured towns; technoburbia; urban contradictions

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia 2: School of International and Public Affairs & China Institute for Urban Governance, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China 3: School of Earth Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Publication date: November 26, 2019

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more