Concentration on infrastructure in China in light of increasingly extensive transport networks
China's rapid growth has been heavily documented over the past few years with sky-high commercial buildings and towering residential skyscrapers making global headlines with startling regularity. What often goes unnoticed however is the plethora of urban design and infrastructure projects that are supporting this increase in population, enabling swift transport between first and second tier cities.
Despite billions of Yuan invested in the network of infrastructure projects across China, there is a clear economic benefit to the scheme as access to and from economic centres is eased even with increased density in population. Local news source Shanghai Daily ran a series of infrastructure-related stories recently, including the completion of the Yuxi-Mengzi Railway which will link southwest......more
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