Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD REFERENCE (www.oxfordreference.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2013. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single entry from a reference work in OR for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 21 September 2019

Guangzhou, China 8 million est. pop. 2010; part of “mega-region” est. pop. 120 million  

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Author(s):
Carlos Wing-Hung LOCarlos Wing-Hung LO, Pansy Hon-ying LIPansy Hon-ying LI

The spectacular growth of Guangzhou’s economy—a part of southern China’s Pearl River Delta, known as the world’s largest “mega-region”—has come at the expense of the environment, which experienced serious degradation during the city’s prolonged development. Pollution statistics for the city have been alarming and have triggered the municipal government’s determination to green its development strategy for the new millennium and to actively pursue urban sustainability. ...

Access to the complete content on Oxford Reference requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.