By 2030, China’s cities could be home to 1 billion people—one in every eight people on earth. Hundreds of millions of China’s new urban residents are rural migrants, who lead second-class lives without access to urban benefits. Even those lucky citizens who live in modern tower blocks must put up with clogged roads, polluted skies, and cityscapes of unremitting ugliness. The rapid expansion of urban China is astonishing, but new policies are urgently needed to create healthier cities.
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Tom Miller is managing editor of the China Economic Quarterly, published by research company GK Dragonomics. Resident in China for more than a decade, he is a former Beijing correspondent of the South China Morning Post and served as an FCCC board member in 2008. Tom has a degree in English from Oxford and an MA in Chinese Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.