1. Population Mobility, Urban Planning and Management in China: An Introduction -- Part I. Population Mobility and Urbanization -- 2.Developmental Idealism: Building Cities Without Slums in China -- 3. Interpreting Definitional Complexities of China's Non-hukou Migrants -- 4. How China's "Floating Population" Floats: Recent Patterns in Migrant Workers' Spatial Mobility and Destination Choice -- 5. Spatial Characteristics and New Changes of the "Ant Tribe" Urban Village in Beijing: Cases Studies of Tangjialing and Shigezhuang -- 6. Urban Peripheries as Growth and Conflict Spaces: The Development of New Towns in China -- 7. The Form of Urbanization and Carbon Emissions in China: A Panel Data Analysis Across the Provinces 2000-2008 -- 8. The Role of Foreign Firms in China's Urban Transformation: A Case Study of Suzhou -- Part II. Spatial Planning -- 9. The Giant City-regions in China's New Urbanization -- 10. Upscaling in Progress: The Reinvention of Urban Planning as an Apparatus of Environmental Governance in China -- 11. Analyzing Eco-cities Comparing European and Chinese Experiences -- 12. Achieving Sustainable Transportation in Guiyang, China: Dilemma and Hope -- 13. Location of Affordable Housing in Nanjing, China -- 14. Rural Towns in China's Rapid Urbanization: A Case Study of Hubei Province -- Part III. Management Approach -- 15. The Diversified Models and Outcomes of Applying the Urban-Rural Land Trading Policy in China -- 16. A New Pathway to Urbanization in China? The Land Trading Policy and Practice in Yandu Xincun, Xianghe County, Hebei Province -- 17. Managing Urban Informalities in China: Beijing Municipality's Style of Governance Towards its Urban Villages -- 18. Study on the Financial Support System for Development of Small Towns in Western China -- 19. Experiences of Citizen Participation in Old City Regeneration in Yangzhou, China -- 20. Real Estate Management in China: An Innovative Financing Mode of Urban Complexes -- Index. This volume contains essays that examine contemporary urban and regional planning and development in China. Through in-depth theoretical and empirical analysis, it provides insights into the urban policies and operational mechanisms of this colossal transitional economy which has presented unprecedented challenges and dynamics. Inside, readers will discover the causes and consequences of rapid urbanization that have led to a series of environmental, economic and social planning and management measures designed to achieve quality urban living. The essays also detail efforts in adopting the latest options in city building such as specific urban planning approaches in developing large city regions, building cities without slums, constructing new townships and green urbanism, including eco-city and sustainable transport. In addition, coverage explores financial management and support as a means to encourage urbanization and urban economic growth in less-developed regions. Overall, the volume offers a wealth of concrete, detailed information on conditions in different regions of China and features an extensive range of content, methods and theory. It provides readers with a comprehensive portrait of the chain relationship between rapid urbanization, spatial planning and management throughout the country. The book will serve as a useful reference for national and international consultancy services doing business or serving public interest in China. It will also be of interest to an international audience seeking a better understanding of urban development and planning in China, including university teachers, students, government agencies and general readers.