Title: Subjective evaluation of urban environment: a case study in Beijing

Authors: Mei Zhang, Jian Kang

Addresses: School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK. ' School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK

Abstract: There is a growing interest in Chinese citizens| attitudes towards economic reform and development, but little attention has been paid to their views on the urban environment. Based on the results of our recent survey in Beijing, this paper discusses the public awareness of the current urban natural and social environment, of the relationship between economic development and environment protection, and of the relevant government policies.

Keywords: urban environments; China; public attitudes; public awareness; environmental pollution; Beijing; economic development; noise pollution; water pollution; air pollution; environment protection; government policy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2009.027151

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2009 Vol.39 No.1/2, pp.187 - 199

Published online: 16 Jul 2009 *

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