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This study examines the current prospects for and obstacles facing the implementation of social impact assessment (SIA) and participatory planning in the People's Republic of China. During the past two decades, rapid urbanisation and the conversion of rural land for urban development have led to numerous social conflicts and tensions between the Chinese(More)
Green belt in a compact city: A zone for conservation or transition? Bo-sin Tang a,∗, Siu-wai Wong b, Anton King-wah Lee c a Department of Building & Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China b Department of Real Estate & Facilities Management, The Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Morrison Hill),(More)
A Catholic Health Association study analyzes correlations between the ethnic and racial composition of communities served by Catholic hospitals and these hospitals' viability and capacity to serve their communities. It also describes the extent to which Catholic hospitals serve racially homogeneous communities, on the one hand, and racially and ethnically(More)
In rural China, public services such as education, medical care and refuse collection are provided by the villages themselves rather than by the central or provincial governments. Due to different levels of economic development and institutional arrangements, the quality and quantity of public services provision are uneven from place to place. Generally,(More)
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