The Bartlett School of Planning


*Cancelled*: Learning from abroad and changing urban renewal policies in China

03 November 2021, 12:30 pm–1:30 pm

Yangzhou old city

We apologise that this event has been cancelled due to the speaker being unwell.

Event Information

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Feng Yi

Zoom join link: https://ucl.zoom.us/j/98080206237

What happens when ideas in urban renewal and urban governance developed in Europe are transferred to China? Do they have an impact on local administrative arrangements and inspire policy change? And how do local administrations concretely use this knowledge? In this talk, Giulia Romano, Author of the book 'Changing Urban Renewal Policies in China - Policy Transfer and Policy Learning Under Multiple Hierarchies' (Palgrave 2020), illustrates the results of her research, carried out in the city of Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province.

Based on a longitudinal analysis of the middle to long-term impacts of a project of international cooperation, she delivers some insights about policy transfer and policy learning in the field of urban renewal, focusing on the perspective of local administration in China.

About the Speaker

Dr Giulia C. Romano

Post-Doctoral Researcher and Assistant to the Chair of Chinese Politics at University of Duisburg-Essen