Urbanization in China has grown dramatically from the 1990s and exceeded the 50% threshold for the first time in 2011. By 2050, according to the United Nations prognosis, the percentage of people living in urban areas will reach 77%. As a result, the continued development of real estate infrastructure has become integral to driving the country’s economic growth. New residential buildings often arise in the heart of major cities in China that are under renovation, but they also appear around the periphery, creating new urban spaces by occupying the territory of the neighboring countryside. It is only in this particular...
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