Urbanization in China : land use efficiency issues

  title={Urbanization in China : land use efficiency issues},
  author={Alain Bertaud},
  • Alain Bertaud
  • Published 2007
In this review of Chinese urban land use issues I am often critical of current practices and regulations. While I am convinced that well functioning markets are the most efficient tools we have to allocate land and floor space, I do not want to give the impression that cities in countries with a long tradition of markets are necessarily more efficient in all areas. Every successful city has its weak and strong points. After all, rent control, abusive zoning regulations excluding lower income… CONTINUE READING


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