Design for Migration/
"China has just passed a remarkable milestone: its city-dwellers now  outnumber its rural residents. New data from the National Bureau of  Statistics show that of China’s 1.35 billion people, 51.3% lived in  urban areas at the end of 2011. In 1980 less than a fifth of China’s  population lived in cities, a smaller proportion than in India. Over the  next ten years the government remained wary of free movement, even as  it made its peace with free enterprise.  Touting a policy of “leaving the land but not the villages, entering  the factories but not cities”, it sought industrialisation without  urbanisation, only to discover it could not have one without the other."
(via The Economist)

Design for Migration/

"China has just passed a remarkable milestone: its city-dwellers now outnumber its rural residents. New data from the National Bureau of Statistics show that of China’s 1.35 billion people, 51.3% lived in urban areas at the end of 2011. In 1980 less than a fifth of China’s population lived in cities, a smaller proportion than in India. Over the next ten years the government remained wary of free movement, even as it made its peace with free enterprise. Touting a policy of “leaving the land but not the villages, entering the factories but not cities”, it sought industrialisation without urbanisation, only to discover it could not have one without the other."

(via The Economist)

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