The Discursive Turn: deliberative governance in China’s urbanized villages

July 31, 2014
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Article by Beibei Tang, postdoctoral fellow at the Australian National University. It 'examines local governance and citizen participation in China through unstructured public deliberation.'


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Job offer: Technical expert for Franco-Chinese sustainable city project in Wuhan

July 30, 2014
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A position as international technical expert is available at Wuhan in the field of urban planning.


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UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-30 (July)

July 30, 2014
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UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-30 (July)

The UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-30 (July) is now published.


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International experience for Chinese urbanisation

July 29, 2014
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In the 20 July issue of People's Daily, members of Institute for Urban and Environmental studies (CASS) discuss different models of urbanisation in Japan, America and Germany. (Article published in Chinese.)
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Holly Ming’s book on Chinese migrant children’s education

July 28, 2014
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Holly Ming’s book on Chinese migrant children’s education

Holly H. Ming (2014). The education of migrant children and China's future: the urban left behind. Abingdon, UK and New York NY: Routledge.


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Developing rural tourism: the PAT Program and ‘ Nong jia le ’ tourism in China

July 27, 2014
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Rapid development of rural tourism (RT) in China, which is being promoted by the Chinese government.


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Shanghai by Françoise Ged

July 26, 2014
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Shanghai by Françoise Ged

Ged, F. (2014). Shanghai. L'ordinaire et l'extraordinaire (Shanghai. The ordinary and the extraordinary). Paris: Buchet-Chastel.


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City scale models and their implications

July 25, 2014
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City scale models and their implications

Chongqing city scale model at the Chongqing Planning Exhibition Gallery. Photo taken during UrbaChina’s 4th International Conference, which was held in Chongqing from 28 to 30 May.


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Commuting tools and residential location of suburbanization: evidence from Beijing

July 24, 2014
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This paper by two researchers at Renmin University of China, Beijing, ‘studies the relationship between residents’ commuting tools and their residential location during suburbanization’.


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UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-29 (July)

July 23, 2014
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UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-29 (July)

The UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-29 (July) is now published.


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People’s Daily on how to achieve a win-win between China’s urbanisation and environmental protection

July 22, 2014
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People’s Daily on how to achieve a win-win between China’s urbanisation and environmental protection

National New Urbanization Plan (2014-2020) (国家新型城镇化规划(2014—2020年)) indicates that environmental protection is an important factor in the Chinese new urbanization. On July 20th, the People's Daily interviewed Vice Minister of Ministry of Environmental Protection Wu Xiaoqing on the environmental problems at the current stage of urbanization in China (The interview is in Chinese.)


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European and Asian sustainable towns

July 21, 2014
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European and Asian sustainable towns

The development of new districts or satellite cities in metropolises  is perceived as an attempted solution to provide better homes, answer to housing needs and to solve urban traffic congestion. In the creation of new areas or towns however, the pace of construction and decision making is quicker than elsewhere.


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The making of an exotic homeland

July 20, 2014
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This dissertation written by Chen, Huai-Hsuan is an ethnographic account of the profound cultural and spatial effects of the creation of a modern borderland.It is a tapestry of how the imagery of home is realized through different tourist performances that reconfigure spaces of encounter, ethnicity and lifestyle in post-socialist China.


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Miguel Elosua’s thesis defense at ECUPL

July 19, 2014
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Miguel Elosua’s thesis defense at ECUPL

Miguel Elosua defended his thesis at East China University of Political Science and Law on 14 June 2014.


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Urban heroes

July 18, 2014
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Urban heroes

Gu Jinfang, a 64-year-old Shanghainese bank cleaner, used her mop to help capturing a 35-year-old thief.


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