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Governance of the Sponge City Programme in China with Wuhan as a case study
- Dai, Liping, van Rijswick, Helena F. M. W., Driessen, Peter P. J., Keessen, Andrea M.
- International journal of water resources development 2018 v.34 no.4 pp. 578-596
- case studies, governance, rain, China
- In 2015, China’s national government initiated a Sponge City Programme to address its urban flood issues. A sponge city is a city built around the concept of managing water in an ecologically sustainable way. The intention is to improve urban resilience through rainwater capture, storage and use. This article applies a four-mode governance framework to analyze the programme. It identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the programme implementation and provides recommendations.