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China Announces New Planning Policies to Improve Urban Life

National leaders in China have recognized urban challenges like pollution and public safety as threats to residents of the country's cities, and have released a policy statement to begin a new era of urban policies.
December 31, 2015, 9am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"China has detailed its urban planning vision, which has been designed to make its sprawling cities more inclusive, safer and better places to live," according to an article in China Daily.

The new policy was outlined in a statement released after the Central Urban Work Conference, held on December 20 and 21, and attended by President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang. In the statement, according to the article, "policymakers pledged to transform urban development patterns and improve city management."

Some of the urban ills the new policy addresses include congestion, air and water pollution, and public safety. More on the details of the statement are included in the article.

Hat tip to Archinect for sharing the news.

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Published on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 in China Daily
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