Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The special issue was sponsored by the International Association for China Planning (IACP, http://www.chinaplanning.org/ ). Most of the papers were presented at the 8th IACP annual conference, hosted by South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China, on June 21-22, 2014. The conference chairs were Dr. Jason Cao from University of Minnesota and Dr. Yimin Zhao from South China University of Technology. The IACP chair was Dr. Qisheng Pan from Texas Southern University.