Accessibility of the Urban Poor in Metropolitan Areas: Case Study of Beijing
Since the economic reforms of 1979, China has rapidly urbanized changing the urban landscape of cities like Beijing. Despite the great progress China has made reducing the number of people living in poverty, the country has experienced growth in income inequality. In Beijing, the income gap between the rich and the poor has been accompanied by an increase in urban poverty. This project selects affordable housing residents in Beijing and explores their accessibility to job opportunities. The PSIA shows that, in Beijing’s case, affordable housing projects that are located near the city center have better job accessibility, while those located in the far suburban area are weak in job accessibility. Download the full report.