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Will Beijing Achieve Global City Status? An Assessment to the Year 2030

Abstract Beijing, in its Twelfth Five-Year Plan for the National Economic and Social Development of Beijing (2011 – 2015), affirmed its intention to become a leading “World City with Chinese characteristics.” This research is based on an assessment of the proposed strategies contained within the 12th Five-Year plan that are grounded in the set of indicators (variables) closely associated with world city status. Indicator selection (e.g., percentage of foreign born population) is based on review of shared characteristics of world cities (e.g., Tokyo, New York, Singapore) constrained by availability of Beijing data; plus the significant academic literature on the topic from leading scholars such as Peter Hall. Using these indicators, Beijing’s baselin... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Lyon, Michael (Author) / Webster, Douglas (Advisor) / Quay, Raymond (Committee member) / Cai, Jianming (Committee member) / Pijawka, David (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Urban planning / Sustainability / Asian studies / Beijing / Chinese Characteristics / Global Cities / Indicators / Scenarios / World Cities
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 146 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Urban and Environmental Planning 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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