China’s urbanization is the most compelling development story of the 21st Century. The country’s prolific economic growth is reflected in its many vibrant and rapidly expanding urban areas. By 2030, it is estimated that China will have more than 220 cities with populations of more than one million.
The China Urban Development Blog is dedicated to documenting this phenomenon as it happens. We aim to be comprehensive in scope- covering topics related to urban issues in China as well as looking beyond the first tier metropolises of Beijing and Shanghai to discover the up-and-coming second and third tier cities.