DOI: 10.19830/j.upi.2018.428
Research on Urban Restructuring in Euro-America and China Since the 1970s: From a Western Perspective

Li Lingyue

Keywords: Urban Restructuring; Spatial Restructuring; Government Transition; Neoliberalism; Market Reform


The term “urban restructuring” has been prevailed across the globe and has influenced China’s urban theory and practice at large. This research introduces the concept and connotation of urban restructuring and reviews research related to urban restructuring in Europe, America and China since 1970s. The neoliberal turns in Europe and America and socialist market economic transition serve as the policy backdrops. It summarizes, analyzes and comments research related to urban spatial transformation and government transition, the two main focuses uncovering urban restructuring route, and presents up-to-date literatures to contribute to future research.


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