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[MIS01-04] Urbanization and sustainable societal development under transitional economies and global change: A synthesis of North Asia Cities
Keywords:Urban, environment, social, transitional economies, North Asia
(1) Urban development in the forms of population and urban land changes has followed a distinct pattern in North Asia since the collapse of the former Soviet Union, large variations exist in time and space, which are particularly associated with population size, geographic location, and the level of economic development.
(2) Urban sustainability and its three dimensions, i.e., economic development, environmental protection, and social equity, followed very different patterns in time and space.
(3) Transitional economy reflected by policy shifts and increasing links with global communities have exerted different degrees of influence on urban development and sustainability in different parts of North Asia.
(4) Global climate change has affected urbanization in different climate zones and biomes in different ways, with urbanization in some biomes experiencing a much faster pace than that in others.
(5) The evolutions of urban ecosystems in these cities, reflected by various ecosystem services (e.g., air and water pollution, green spaces) have direct connections with urbanization processes and socioeconomic development.