chapter  16
18 Pages



In this book, we have compiled a fascinating collection of accounts about China’s migrant workers and about the neighbourhoods in which they live – particularly the chengzhongcun – villages in the city, or urban villages for short. The accounts variously emphasise migrants’ motivations, job search and other migration strategies, wages, standards of living, housing conditions, local service provision, social and economic integration, risk appetite; and the regeneration, urban planning, integrity, linkages and sustainability of migrants’ neighbourhood and the city and regional economies into which they are embedded.