Urban expansion in China and its effect on cultivated land before and after initiating “Reform and Open Policy”

@article{Zhang2016UrbanEI,
  title={Urban expansion in China and its effect on cultivated land before and after initiating “Reform and Open Policy”},
  author={Zengxiang Zhang and Qingke Wen and Fang Liu and Xiaoli Zhao and Bin Liu and Jinyong Xu and Ling Yi and Shunguang Hu and Xiao Wang and Lijun Zuo and Na Li and Minmin Li and Lifeng Shi and Tian Zeng and Hong-run Ju},
  journal={Science China Earth Sciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={59},
  pages={1930-1945}
}
Urbanization in China has expanded at an unprecedented speed since the declaration of “Reform and Open Policy” and presented many challenges. Unbalanced regional development, appearance of super megacities and concomitant problems, and conflicts between urbanization and cultivated land protection are three critical problems that Chinese urbanization has to face. To develop new plans for foreseeable future urbanization in China, it is critical to understand the evolving history of cities across… 
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