“(un)civil society” and “Chinese internet or internet in China?”

January 31, 2015
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The University of Alberta’s China Institute invites paper proposals for the 13th annual Chinese Internet Research Conference (CIRC), this year’s conference will highlight the themes of “(un)civil society” and “Chinese internet or internet in China?”


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Uxcester Garden City project

January 30, 2015
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David Rudlin of URBED was the winner of the Wolfson Economics Prize 2014, announced in September 2014, with the Uxcester Garden City project.


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Eco-urbanism and the eco-city, or, denying the right to the city?

January 29, 2015
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Article by Federico Caprotti (Department of Geography, King's College London, London, UK).


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CFP RGS 2015: 'Smart' and 'Eco' urbanism(s)

January 28, 2015
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Call for papers for a session of the 2015 Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society, to be held at the University of Exeter.


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Food, feeding and eating in and out of Asia

January 28, 2015
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7th Annual International ADI Conference Asian Dynamics Initiative, University of Copenhagen.


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UrbaChina Newsletter 2015-04 (January)

January 28, 2015
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UrbaChina Newsletter 2015-04 (January)

The UrbaChina Newsletter 2015-04 (January) is now published.


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Light and shadows

January 26, 2015
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Sun, shadows and parks in Chinese cities.


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Smog journey

January 24, 2015
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The film is intended to show that every Chinese citizen, regardless of socioeconomic status or geography, is affected by dirty air.


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Heritage movements in Asia

January 24, 2015
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Call for Contributors: Cultural Heritage Activism, Politics and Identity. Heritage Movements in Asia.


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Will urbanisation do away with nomads?

January 23, 2015
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Will urbanisation do away with nomads?

This photo was taken near Langmu monastery (Langmusi - 浪木寺) in April 2010. This area marks the administrative dividing line between the provinces of Gansu and Sichuan. According to the Tibetan division, however, the region belongs to Amdo, the easternmost Tibetan region, which covers part of Qinghai, part of Sichuan, and a small corner...
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UrbaChina final conference: presentations now online

January 22, 2015
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UrbaChina final conference: presentations now online

We are pleased to share the presentations held during UrbaChina final conference.


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Measuring eco cities, comparing European and Asian experiences: Rotterdam versus Beijing

January 22, 2015
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Comparing Beijing and Rotterdam, this paper by Meine Pieter van Dijk suggests ten dimensions for defining ecological cities and tries to provide indicators to measure them.


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Neighborhood politics in urban China

January 21, 2015
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Book written by Luigi Tomba (Australian National University). It describes "how the goals of a government consolidated in a distant authority materialize in citizens' everyday lives".


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UrbaChina Newsletter 2015-03 (January)

January 21, 2015
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UrbaChina Newsletter 2015-03 (January)

The UrbaChina Newsletter 2015-03 (January) is now published.


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Complementary strategies to eco-cities for a new Chinese urbanization

January 20, 2015
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The article highlights the need for urban renewal and re-use of the existing housing in Chinese cities, in combination with the current “eco-cities” trend, in view of an expected new urbanization. Buildings' regeneration would be one of the main factors leading to sustainable growth in China, as happened in Europe.


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 266941.

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