Theses Master's

Planning for Improving High-Tech New Towns’ Attraction to Talents - Case Study of Changsha, China

Meng, Lingran

In 2015, “The Belt and Road Initiative” proposed by the Chinese government contended the target of booming up cities in central and western China and relieving the overpopulation of coastal areas. In this plan, Changsha, a city in the middle part of China is going to play an important role for innovation and high-tech development. Talents are necessary for this step of development. This empirical study used the city of Changsha for case study and identified that apart from the traditional factors like Hukou, job opportunities and salary, talents’ willingness to live and work in Changsha can also be seriously affected by their satisfaction of cultural and recreational activities. Therefore, when crafting policies and plans for the development of second-tier cities in China, local governments and planners could discover and make good use of its own specialties for talent attraction.


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More About This Work

Academic Units
Urban Planning
Thesis Advisors
Tajbakhsh, Kian Y.
M.S., Columbia University
Published Here
June 29, 2018