Urbanization and China: Understanding Impacts, Projecting Future

Sat, Oct 5

Urbanization and China: Understanding Impacts, Projecting Future

As part of the celebration of WEAI’s 70th Anniversary, the 2019 Urban China Forum explores the impact of China’s sweeping urbanization on the country’s economic growth, environment and land resources, urban form and lifestyle, social fabric and welfare, and population and health. The magnitude and scope of change occurring through China’s urbanization are unprecedented, with impacts on nearly all facets of the society. As a field of enquiry, urbanization also provides a conceptual container for the study of populations and the natural and built environment within spatial concentrations of human habitation and exchange. Recognizing the breadth of urbanization research, we acknowledge the multidisciplinary nature of discourse and bring together scholars in an integrated forum of dialogue.

Deborah Davis, Professor Emerita of Sociology, Yale University

Jane Duckett, Professor of Politics, University of Glasgow

Peilei Fan, Professor of Urban Planning, Michigan State University

Qin Gao, Professor of Social Work, Columbia University

Shi Li, Professor of Economics, Beijing Normal University

Justin Remais, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley

Alan Smart, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Calgary

Ya Ping Wang, Professor of Urban Studies, University of Glasgow

Weiping Wu, Professor of Urban Planning, Columbia University

Organized by

Columbia University’s Urban Planning Program

Urban China Network (Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation)

China Center for Social Policy (Columbia School of Social Work)

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