ThinkChina Policy Brief: Shan-Shui City Exploring Sustainable Urban Development in China
This ThinkChina.dk Policy Brief explores the concept of Shan-shui City – a development concept which seeks to integrate sustainable urban development with rapid urbanization by combining nature and city. In the 21st century, as part of the process of China's rapid urbanization, there are many crude practices that blindly seek only economic benefits. They have resulted in the disappearance of existing city textures and caused great damage to the natural environment. The phenomenon of “one thousand cities, one face” is proliferating. In the backdrop to globalization, China's urban development must retain its own characteristics and avoid construction damage. Hu Jie argues that China needs to advocate for a national self-improvement consciousness, promoting oriental traditions that are still valuable and vital in the world today.