chapter  11
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Spatial planning for urban agglomeration in the Yangtze River Delta

ByRiver Delta CHAOLIN G U, TAOFANG Y U, XIAOMING ZHANG, CHUN WANG, MIN ZHANG, CHENG ZHANG, AND L U CHEN

Urban agglomeration in the Yangtze River Delta (YRD) is the engine of China’s economic growth, and its solid foundation is built on economic advantages and a rich cultural background. The YRD is China’s largest urban agglomeration to date, offering a vast and resourceful region for the country to carry out its globalization strategy, in order to integrate with the world economy.