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Calthorpe Co-Authors World Bank Blog on Building Sustainable Cities in China

The World Bank recently published a report titled Chongqing 2035: Spatial and Economic Transformation for a Global City, which provides a framework of five strategic pillars for the city’s transformation: spatial structure, connectivity, innovation, inclusivity, and green growth.

The blog discusses the transition in China’s urbanization from quantity to quality, and the shift away from "superblock expansion" to create walkable neighborhoods

It also includes a video of Xueman Wang, a lead author of the Chongqing 2035 report, speaking with our Peter Calthorpe, known as the founding father of transit-oriented development, who conducted the scenario analysis for the report. He talks about the transition in China’s urbanization from quantity to quality, and the shift away from "superblock expansion" to create walkable neighborhoods.

Chongqing 2035: Shifting away from quantity to quality to build sustainable cities in China