The Resource Blue Skies over Beijing : Economic Growth and the Environment in China, Matthew E. Kahn, Siqi Zheng

Blue Skies over Beijing : Economic Growth and the Environment in China, Matthew E. Kahn, Siqi Zheng

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Blue Skies over Beijing : Economic Growth and the Environment in China
Title
Blue Skies over Beijing
Title remainder
Economic Growth and the Environment in China
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Matthew E. Kahn, Siqi Zheng
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Over the last thirty years, even as China's economy has grown by leaps and bounds, the environmental quality of its urban centers has precipitously declined due to heavy industrial output and coal consumption. The country is currently the world's largest greenhouse-gas emitter and several of the most polluted cities in the world are in China. Yet, millions of people continue moving to its cities seeking opportunities. Blue Skies over Beijing investigates the ways that China's urban development impacts local and global environmental challenges. Focusing on day-to-day choices made by the nation's citizens, families, and government, Matthew Kahn and Siqi Zheng examine how Chinese urbanites are increasingly demanding cleaner living conditions and consider where China might be headed in terms of sustainable urban growth. Kahn and Zheng delve into life in China's cities from the personal perspectives of the rich, middle class, and poor, and how they cope with the stresses of pollution. Urban parents in China have a strong desire to protect their children from environmental risk, and calls for a better quality of life from the rising middle class places pressure on government officials to support greener policies. Using the historical evolution of American cities as a comparison, the authors predict that as China's economy moves away from heavy manufacturing toward cleaner sectors, many of China's cities should experience environmental progress in upcoming decades. Looking at pressing economic and environmental issues in urban China, Blue Skies over Beijing shows that a cleaner China will mean more social stability for the nation and the world
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DE-B1597
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Kahn, Matthew E
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other
LC call number
HC430.E5
LC item number
K34 2016eb
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Zheng, Siqi
  • De Gruyter
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  • Economic development
  • Environmental policy
  • Pollution
  • Sustainable development
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specialized
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Blue Skies over Beijing : Economic Growth and the Environment in China, Matthew E. Kahn, Siqi Zheng
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter Five: Private Vehicle Demand in Urban China
  • Part II. The Rising Demand for Green Cities
  • Chapter Six: The Rising Demand for Blue Skies and Urban Risk Reduction
  • Chapter Seven: Recent Empirical Evidence on the Demand for Lower Pollution Levels
  • Part III. Promoting Environmental Accountability in a One- Party State
  • Chapter Eight: The Central Government’s Increased Desire to Promote Environmental Sustainability
  • Chapter Nine: Will Local Governments Create Green Cities?
  • Chapter Ten: Conclusion
  • Appendix 1
  • Appendix 2
  • Frontmatter
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter One: Introduction
  • Part I. A Geographic Overview of Urban Pollution Production in China
  • Chapter Two: Made in China
  • Chapter Three: The Migration to Cities
  • Chapter Four: The Causes and Consequences of Chinese Suburbanization
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1 online resource
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online
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9781400882816
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400882816
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remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)474612
  • (OCoLC)984663733
  • (DE-B1597)9781400882816
Label
Blue Skies over Beijing : Economic Growth and the Environment in China, Matthew E. Kahn, Siqi Zheng
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter Five: Private Vehicle Demand in Urban China
  • Part II. The Rising Demand for Green Cities
  • Chapter Six: The Rising Demand for Blue Skies and Urban Risk Reduction
  • Chapter Seven: Recent Empirical Evidence on the Demand for Lower Pollution Levels
  • Part III. Promoting Environmental Accountability in a One- Party State
  • Chapter Eight: The Central Government’s Increased Desire to Promote Environmental Sustainability
  • Chapter Nine: Will Local Governments Create Green Cities?
  • Chapter Ten: Conclusion
  • Appendix 1
  • Appendix 2
  • Frontmatter
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter One: Introduction
  • Part I. A Geographic Overview of Urban Pollution Production in China
  • Chapter Two: Made in China
  • Chapter Three: The Migration to Cities
  • Chapter Four: The Causes and Consequences of Chinese Suburbanization
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400882816
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400882816
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)474612
  • (OCoLC)984663733
  • (DE-B1597)9781400882816

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