From Quantity to Quality: Supporting China’s Urban Transition


PEAK Urban’s new approach to understanding cities is supporting China’s rapid urbanisation process as it shifts from an economic focus to include environmental, institutional and social factors, to create sustainable, inclusive cities.

One of four regional reports, this paper presents key findings from PEAK research in China covering six broad categories – sustainability, inclusiveness, migration, governance, growth, and health and wellbeing. It offers insights to help government and non-state actors at national and international levels shape stable, equitable cities that deliver decent lives for all residents.

PEAK Urban identifies the proactive policies and interventions that can produce efficient, productive, inclusive and sustainable urban future.

Qiujie Shi
Juan Carlos Duque
Michael Keith
Susan Parnell
Andrew Tucker
Stephanie Debere
Sustainable Cities
Sustainable Growth
Migration and Cities
City Governance
Health and Wellbeing