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Urban shrinkage with Chinese characteristics

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This study exposes and maps a hitherto little‐known dimension of China's urban geography – that of shrinkage, directly affecting one in 10 of its cities. Urban shrinkage is revealed to be a growing concern for the most populous country on earth, with the absolute number of shrinking cities rising by 71% from 164 in the 1990s to 281 in the 2000s. By developing its own definition of the city as an urban area (UA) in the Chinese political‐administrative context, this paper builds a morphologic t...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/geoj.12266

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
ContEd
Department:
Continuing Education
Oxford college:
St Peter's College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-8944-0608
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Smart Urban Futures
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Grant:
Smart Urban Futures
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons Ltd Publisher's website
Journal:
Geographical Journal Journal website
Volume:
184
Issue:
4
Pages:
398-412
Publication date:
2018-08-06
Acceptance date:
2018-05-26
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EISSN:
1475-4959
ISSN:
0016-7398
Source identifiers:
854037
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pubs:854037
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uuid:4048d139-8c6c-481f-add6-10f41cefc4e3
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pubs:854037
Deposit date:
2018-05-26

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