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Urban environmental and economic performance linked to sustainability: Evidence from big and medium size Chinese cities

Dijk, Meine Pieter; Mingshun, Zhang;
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  • Published: 24 Jan 2008
  • Country: Netherlands
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textabstractThis paper is based on research in Chinese cities. It addresses the issues related to urban environmental performance and sustainability in emerging Chinese cities. The result shows that: (1) To basically control the degradation of urban environment the minimum per capita GDP should be about 1000 USD in China. This amount is only one third of that in the developed world; (2) The average share in GDP necessary for environmental investments is 2.9%. Such an amount would help to avoid further urban environmental degradation in Chinese big cities. 1.7% of GDP would be necessary for medium-sized cities. These environmental investments will have a positive...
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