Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE (www.oxfordhandbooks.com). © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 18 August 2018

Abstract and Keywords

This article examines urbanization in Japan, South Korea, and mainland China (China), which share similar features of urbanization. It describes urbanization and urban growth, examines urbanization patterns, and looks at the extent to which are they linked to economic growth during rapid urbanization periods. Japan and South Korea experienced rapid urbanization in the second half of the twentieth century while China is currently in the era of rapid urbanization. Following this, the article presents policy and planning efforts in managing urbanization and urban growth, looking into the kinds of policy instruments introduced to manage urbanization at national and local levels. Finally, it deals with the assessment of these policy and planning efforts to appraise their effectiveness and draw out lessons learnt from them.

Keywords: Japan, South Korea, China, urbanization periods, economic growth, policy and planning efforts

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.