Chongqing 2035 : Spatial and Economic Transformation for a Global City

"Chongqing’s economic transformation goes hand in hand with improvements to social inclusiveness."

Geographically, Chongqing is strategically positioned as a gateway to China’s west, a key connection in the Yangtze river economic belt, and a strategic base for China’s belt and road initiative. Over the past two decades, Chongqing has faced significant challenges, includi... view more

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Introduction: China’s megacities, including Chongqing, are a critical part of this new model of urban growth, offering an opportunity to achieve a new typology of urbanization that is driven by efficiency, sustainability, and inclusiveness.

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Key Findings and Risks: Chongqing Municipality’s economy has recently been the fastest growing in China, expanding 9.3 percent year-on-year in 2017. This rate of growth is about three times higher than that of Singapore or Hong Kong SAR.

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Vision and Strategy: As Chongqing strives to become a logistics hub for western China, a coordinated development strategy that creates win-win opportunities for development of the Chongqing-Chengdu corridor is becoming ever more important.

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Conclusion: A successful outcome requires strong leadership and commitment, careful sequencing, smooth and determined implementation, and close coordination among all relevant agencies.