Town/Reg Planning

China’s population rapidly moving to cities, getting old 7th july, 2010

Figures released by the National Population and Family Planning Commission have estimated China’s population will reach 1.39 billion by the end of 2015, with those aged 60 or over topping 200 million people. Over the next five years, China’s urban population will also surpass its rural counterpart, with city dwellers expected to exceed 700 million. …

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Beijing’s population surges near 20 million – 24 July 2010

Beijing municipal people’s congress revealed this week that the Chinese capital now has 19.72 million inhabitants, growing by over 3 per cent in the past 2 years. Previous estimates had predicted that the city’s population would swell to that level a decade later than it has. According to the guidelines regarding Beijing’s development between 2004 …

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City’s fringe crumbles under unsupported growth – 22 July 2010

Adelaide – INFRASTRUCTURE on the city’s fringe is already buckling under pressure, before massive population increases flagged in the state 30-Year Plan have even begun. Article Link:

Chinese ignite real estate boom

Herald Sun Thursday 8/10/2009. Report on the Chinese impact on the Real Estate Market in Melbourne. Article Link:…/chinese-ignite…boom/story-e6frf7kx-1225783989959

City an ‘obese parody’

JASON DOWLING of the Age Newspaper 7th October 09. “FEDERAL Labor MP Kelvin Thomson has savaged the Victorian Government’s handling of urban planning in a blistering newsletter to constituents.” Article Link:

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