Theses Master's

Collaborative Planning in Environmental Policy in China: A Case Study of the New Jiangwan Wetland Redevelopment Project

Liu, Chang

This thesis explores how an ostensible tension between collaborative planning in China's environmental policy decision-making process. In collaborative planning processes that promote sustainable urbanization in China, to what extent do planning include public participation when making environmental policy decisions? The methodology for addressing this question is based on a qualitative research design that comprises interviews with state government, private developers, civil society, and non-profit sectors. Through an investigation of collaborative planning in New Jiangwan wetland redevelopment project, analyzing the collaborative planning issue through three aspects -- state, market, and civil society, this thesis concludes that current environmental governance system should be improved into an independent monitoring and approving agency, and a public-participation-friendly atmosphere should be established in a platform through both media and internet.

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More About This Work

Academic Units
Urban Planning
Thesis Advisors
Beauregard, Robert
M.S., Columbia University
Published Here
October 23, 2015