Funding for this research was provided by:
Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London (n/a)
H2020 European Research Council (804051-LO-ACT-ERC-2018-STG)
Received: 3 October 2019
Accepted: 5 August 2020
First Online: 11 September 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The project was conducted following the ethical guidelines at UCL, while also respecting any ethical codes relevant to the context of research in China. Since the project only involved interviews with individuals in their official capacity, and no members of vulnerable groups were targeted in the interviews, the proposal went through the 'Low Risk Application' approval process which, at the time (2016), did not required formal registration with the Ethics Committee.
: Informed consent to participate in the study was obtained in every case. No personal information of any kind is included in the results.
: None identified.