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China’s top tier two city wins planning prize

Suzhou, one of China's fastest growing second tier cities, has won a coveted international prize in recognition of its impressive urban planning.

 

The Lee Kuan Yew World City prize was awarded at the World Cities Summit held in Singapore in early June and honours "effective urban planning that balances the needs of the city's economy, community, heritage and environment".

 

For China's emerging second, third and even fourth tier cities – urban areas outside of Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzen – Suzhou is a shining example: "A lot of China's emerging cities could follow the Suzhou model, especially when developing a new CBD," says Joe Zhou, Head of Research for JLL Eastern China…..

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