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Evaluating the Nexus between Housing and Energy Sectors: The Comparison of Urban, Peri-Urban and Rural Housing Areas in Zhuhai, China

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Abstract: Chinahas developed several housing policy reforms and has, in recent years,progressed further on developing policies to promote green strategies andenergy-saving plans. The urban housing has much benefited from such reforms andplans, while rural housing has experienced minimal change in the past fewdecades. As a result, this study aims to identify and explore thesedifferences, challenges, and implications that exist between three areas ofurban, peri-urban, and rural in a particular case study in China. For thisstudy, selected residential areas in the City of Zhuhai and its peri-urban andrural areas are selected as case studies. A questionnaire survey is conductedto analyze energy and housing conditions across the more prosperous urban, thedynamic and transitory peri-urban, and the less prosperous rural areas. Thecase studies are analyzed as comparative examples in a hot and humidsub-tropical area of Southern China. The study compares energy and housingconditions and argues potential possibilities and challenges for the futuredevelopment of housing policy reforms that are the result of current housingdevelopment patterns and green strategy situation in China.

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