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Slum Formation or Urban Innovation? – Migrant Communities and Social Change in Chinese Megacities

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“China’s economic success over the last 20-30 years has been accompanied by rapid urbanisation based mainly on rural-to-urban migration flows. Many observers expect highspeed urbanisation and massive population redistribution to continue for another one or two decades. Nevertheless, China seeks and claims to be pursuing a process of urbanisation that does not enable slums to arise . This could present a significant and more optimistic alternative to the depressing idea of a worldwide formation of ‘megaslums’, or a ‘planet of slums’ as projected in Mike Davis’ book of that name.”

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