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SHENZHEN MAPPING An orderly layout already needing review

Asia | Guangdong

This issue looks at a city whose history is as recent as it is extraordinary: Shenzhen. It became a city just some thirty years ago with the massive arrival of droves of people from rural areas. A fishing town of some 20,000 inhabitants, Shenzhen today is a megalopolis with more than 10 million people. Given its proximity to Hong Kong, the city was chosen at the end of the 1970s by Deng Xiaoping, president of the People’s Republic of China as the place to experiment economic development other than the traditional system based around agriculture.

As usual, we examine the city with five “Polaroid” snapshots, the maps developed from updated GIS data available on the web. The baseline picture is the population density map. Comparing it with the others - showing the natural contours, services density (indicative of available amenities), public transport...

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