Position Papers
Zhi Liu and Graham Smith
World Bank (USA)
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Submitted by
Peter Midgley, gTKP
Related theme(s)
Governance, Urban Mobility
Asia (AS)

China: Building Institutions for Sustainable Urban Transport

Based on a number of background studies on the urban transport problems facing China’s large cities, this report summarizes the diagnostic analyses of these problems with a focus on the associated institutional issues, and recommends policy directions and short- to medium-term institutional development actions for sustainable urban transport. In particular, it examines the changing nature of urban transport problems in a broad context of urbanization and fiscal decentralization, and calls for the national government to re-define and strengthen its role in dealing with the spillover effects of urban transport problems. The report is intended to contribute to the current debate on urban transport issues and to serve as a technical input to the government policy making process, especially at the national level.