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. He proposed solutions that might...
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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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The musician who became a champion of migrant workers

July 17, 2014
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Newspaper article about the unusual trajectory of Sun Heng, a migrant worker and musician, founder of the Beijing Migrant Workers' Home.


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UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-28 (July)

July 16, 2014
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UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-28 (July)

The UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-28 (July) is now published.


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New Pathways to Urbanisation

July 15, 2014
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New Pathways to Urbanisation

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and China Energy Fund Committee organised a high-level panel discussion entitled New Pathways to Urbanisation: Initiatives by China in Advancing Sustainable Cities on 8 July 2014.


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Working paper UrbaChina no.3 now online

July 14, 2014
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Working paper UrbaChina no.3 now online

Du, D. & Huang L. (2014). Urbanisation in China: regional development and co-operation among cities. (UrbaChina Working Paper no.3, July 2014). Paris: CNRS.


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Property Taxation in the People’s Republic of China

July 13, 2014
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Asian Development Bank 2014 report on property taxation in China.


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Organizing conservation and development in China

July 12, 2014
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This dissertation written by J. Zinda investigates the creation of national parks in China's southwestern province of Yunnan and what it reveals about how actors contend to get their visions for tourism and conservation incorporated in protected area institutions as well as how those institutions influence conservation practices and rural livelihoods.


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Aspects of Urbanization in China: Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou

July 11, 2014
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Aspects of Urbanization in China: Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou

Summary of Aspects of Urbanization in China: Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou by Gregory Bracken, published by Amsterdam University Press, available at OAPEN Library.


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Emerging markets and migration policy: China

July 10, 2014
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An E-note by Frank N. Pieke, chair professor in Modern China Studies at Leiden University, about the issues posed by foreign immigration to China.


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Germany’s renewables paradox: a warning sign for China

July 9, 2014
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As green energy in Germany grows, carbon emissions are increasing rather than decreasing.


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UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-27 (July)

July 9, 2014
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UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-27 (July)

The UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-27 (July) is now published.


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