The Bartlett School of Planning


2017 International Conference on China Urban Development

05 May 2017–06 May 2017, 9:00 am–6:00 pm

2017 International Conference on China Urban Development

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After a period of fast economic growth, China has now entered a stage of slow growth while seeing the continuing momentum of urbanization and profound urban transformation. In addition to longstanding research topics on various aspects of the production of the built environment (such as housing provision, regional development etc.), there is a growing focus on the social challenges of urbanisation and the governance of Chinese cities. In light of the ongoing debate about the limits of universalist theorisations of the urban and the need to engage with the globalisation of urban processes, research on urban China also has implications for the wider academic community and helps the reinterpretation of existing theories.

Consequently, the conference particularly welcomes papers that try to understand China development through a comparative perspective of urban studies. The conference themes include but are not limited to:

  • Urbanization, governing the future city, and urban transformation
  • Urban economic, housing, and land development
  • Urban sustainability and environment
  • Urban social development
  • Urban planning and policies
  • Theoretical significance of China urban development
  • Comparative urbanism

For more information please see the conference page: https://urban-china.org/