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The following selected books and articles were written by Chreod personnel over the years. They range from reviews of public policy options on economic development, infrastructure provision and development management to analysis of urban, metropolitan, and regional trends. Comments are welcome to info at

Zhang, Rufei. “The Shanghai “Highland of Talent Strategy.” Chapter 3 in Designing Local Skills Strategies, edited by Francesca Froy, Sylvain Giguerre and Andrea Hofer. Paris: OECD Publishing, 2009.

Leman, Edward. Planning for Urban and Township Settlements after the Earthquake.  Knowledge Notes: Disaster Risk Management in East Asia and the Pacific. Washington, DC: World Bank, 2009.

Kamal-Chaoi, Lamia (OECD), Edward Leman and Zhang Rufei. Urban Trends and Policy in China. OECD Regional Development Working Papers, 2009/1. Paris: OECD, 2009.

Leman, Edward, Derek Ireland and Hew McConnell. Strengthening Public Infrastructure Investment Policy in China. Beijing: China Financial and Economic Publishing House, 2004. (Published in English.)

Leman, Edward. “Metropolitan regions: new challenges for an urbanizing China.” Ekistics: The Problems and Science of Human Settlements 71, no. 429 (November/December 2004): 255–281.

Leman, Edward and Zhang Rufei. Managing Urban Change: Strategic Options for Municipal Governance and Finance in China. Beijing: China Financial and Economic Publishing House, 2003. (Published in Chinese.) English version of report on which the book was based available through web link.

Leman, Edward. “Can the Pearl River Delta Region still compete?” The China Business Review 30, issue 3 (May/June 2003)

Leman, Edward. “Can Shanghai compete as a global city?” The China Business Review (September/October 2002): 7–15.

McLemore, Reg. “City planning in an economy in transition.” Plan Canada 39, no. 4 (September/October 1999)

Leman, Edward. “The Yangtze Dragon?” China Trade Report 36 (June 1998): 6–8.

Leman, Edward. “Key features of successful BOT: Structuring and managing risk.” In BOT in the Water Supply Sector in the People’s Republic of China. Manila: Asian Development Bank, 1996.

Leman, Edward. “Shanghai: China’s nexus to the global economy.” Canada China Business Forum (November/December 1996): 39–43.

Ireland, Derek. “China: Opportunity or delusion?” Canadian Business Review (Winter 1995): 20–24.

Leman, Edward. “The biggest market in Asia.” Asian Wall Street Journal 3 (July 1995).

Leman, Edward. “The changing face of Shanghai.” The Urban Age 3, no. 2 (June 1995):

McLemore, Reg. “Shanghai’s Pudong: A case study in strategic planning.” Plan Canada 35, no. 1 (January 1995)

Ireland, Derek. “The Tianjin economic-technological development area.” Canada China Business Forum (November/December 1994): 23–27.

Leman, Edward. “Shanghai: Re-emergence of a world metropolis.” Canada China Business Forum (July/August 1994): 21–24.

Leman, Edward. “The Yangtze River Basin: China’s economic powerhouse.” Canada China Business Forum (March/April 1994): 13–16.

Leman, Edward. Urban Management: A Primer. UMP-Asia Occasional Paper no. 3. Kuala Lumpur: United Nations Centre for Human Settlements-Asia, February 1994.

Leman, Edward and John E. Cox. “Sustainable urban development: Strategic considerations for urbanizing nations.” Ekistics: The Problems and Science of Human Settlements 58, no. 348/349 (May/June–July/August 1991): 216–225.