"It is important for local government to set demand allocation patterns, public transportation, and green spaces in the process of urban growth. Meanwhile, setting the balance between social and ecological quality in the economic development process is an important task of local government. For those cities in the process of urban decline, it is important for city government to make effective decisions on public planning policies in order to prevent population decline, improve urban regeneration, and increase centrality. As discussed above, planning control for urban sprawl in both developing and developed countries is important in achieving sustainable urban form."
Cited from the first chapter in a book edited by SPSD community, which is
Approaches for Achieving Sustainable Urban Form in Asian Cities", Springer, 2013
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