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date: 21 September 2019

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

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
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. ...

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