Proceedings of the Greater Mekong Subregion Urban Development and Planning Training Program


These proceedings summarize a training program on urban development and planning in the People's Republic of China for the benefit of key officials of Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries.

Almost half of Asia’s residents live in urban areas where the population is increasing by about 44 million each year. This report summarizes the 5-day training program on the urban development and planning experience of the PRC. It was held 11–15 May 2015 in Yunnan Province, the PRC, for the benefit of key officials of the Greater Mekong Subregion countries—Cambodia, the PRC, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam. Discover the challenges arising from the speed and scale of the PRC’s urban development in the areas of environmental degradation, inadequacy of social services, and inequality in standards of living. Find out how the PRC’s urban development experience gave birth to valuable lessons which can be adopted by the Greater Mekong Subregion countries.

Document Type

Event Proceedings


Urban Development