After the suspension for seven years, China City Planning Review (CCPR) has at last resumed its publication to world-wide readers.
This journal was firstly publicized in 1985 when China began to implement the reform and opening up policies. With the transition of its economic system, the country has entered a new period of high-speed development. Incredible progresses and changes can be seen in all aspects including economy, society, culture, science, technology, education, etc., which attracted worldwide attention. The process of urbanization reaches an unprecedented degree. China, an ancient country with great history and civilization, has entered a new stage of the most advanced and modernized development. City, as the epitome of a country which can reflect all its aspects, a kind of settlements which is mostly populated, is also the place where different kinds of problems and conflicts interact with each other. So it is quite valuable for study and research.
As one and only professional and academical English periodical in the area of urban planning and design, CCPR is published by the Urban Planning Society of China, in cooperation with Center for Human Settlements of Tsinghua University, School of Architecture of Tsinghua University, and Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Planning & Design Institute. It combines abundant academical information with valuable pictures, specially rendered drawings, master plans, and photography. Articles cover current situations of Chinese cities in general, including problems, trends and relative policies of their development. CCPR will also offer the readers with different opinions and criticism form home and abroad, giving a full understanding of what happened in China from different points of view.
Since the resumption in the middle of 2006, CCPR has got a great deal of feedback. We hope to get more suggestion and ideas from readers all around the world to make us better. Hope CCPR becomes your best mentor and a helpful friend to understand Chinese cities better.
Currently, there are five regular columns in each issue – News in Brief, Ideas & Debates, Theme Documents, Critical Insight, City Profile/Planner Profile, and one irregular column – Special Report.
Consultant Editorial Board
Anthony G. O. Yeh
Executive Editorial Board
Daniel Benjamin Abramson
Hyun Bang Shin
Associate Chief Editor
Managing Chief Editor & Director of Editorial Department
Editor in Charge
First English Reader
Martijn De Geus
Urban Planning Society of China
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Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning &
In Collaboration with
Center for Human Settlements Tsinghua University
School of Architecture Tsinghua University
China National Publications
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