A study of the pattern of urbanization among underdeveloped towns at mountainous area in Hubei province during the ongoing process of transformation—Macheng city in Hubei province as the case

@article{Xiaoru2012ASO,
  title={A study of the pattern of urbanization among underdeveloped towns at mountainous area in Hubei province during the ongoing process of transformation—Macheng city in Hubei province as the case},
  author={Lin Xiaoru and Huang Yaping and Li Haidong},
  journal={2012 6th International Association for China Planning Conference (IACP)},
  year={2012},
  pages={1-9}
}
This paper focuses on key issues in the analysis of underdeveloped towns in mountainous area. First, it provides an overview and critique of methodological approaches to review the drawbacks of rapid urbanization in Eastern China. Second, the example of Macheng is used to demonstrate the dilemma faced by poverty-stricken mountainous areas. Third, this article explores the ways in which an optimal model can be developed or redeveloped to improve economic competitiveness while preserving or… CONTINUE READING