01-04-2014 04:38 AM | China

Land reform key to urban growth, says World Bank

Last week we looked at urbanisation in China and the expected impact on the world – it’s one of those issues that has repercussions all over.

The World Bank’s blueprint for urbanisation recommends that China curb rapid urban sprawl by reforming land requisition, giving migrants urban residency and equal access to basic public services.

The World Bank report comes soon after China announced the National New-type Urbanisation Plan (2014-20) , which aims to expand its cities still more, and at the same time improve public services to support economic growth by allowing millions more rural residents to migrate to urban jobs.
Full Story : Irish Times