Journal article

Socio-spatial restructuring in Shanghai: Sorting out where you live by affordability and social status

Shangguang Yang, Mark YL Wang, Chunlan Wang

CITIES | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

This paper investigates the dramatic shift in Shanghai's socio-spatial landscapes in the postreform China. Supported by the recent population census, one percent sample survey, and other socioeconomic statistics, this paper posits that a socioeconomically segregated metropolis has emerged in Shanghai: It is an individual's social status and the affordability of certain areas that determines where one can live. As such, a highly segregated socio-spatial structure has emerged in Shanghai driven not only by global forces, but also by developers and the state, as well as the associated institutional change. The findings of this paper calls for the Shanghai municipal government to review its prop..

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Grants

Awarded by China's National Social Science Project


Awarded by China's Humanities and Social Sciences of Ministry of Education


Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was partially funded by China's National Social Science Project (No. 11CRK005), China's Humanities and Social Sciences of Ministry of Education (No. 11YJA630176) and Australian Research Council (DP0880244).