Social stress, locality of social ties and mental well-being

December 20, 2014
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By comparing rural migrant and urban native adolescents in Guangzhou, the largest city in south China, this study investigated the relationships between social stress, social ties that link migrants to their host cities (local ties) and to their rural home communities (trans-local ties), and the migrants׳ mental well-being.


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Urban spatial restructuring, event-led development and scalar politics

December 19, 2014
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This paper examines the use of the 2010 Summer Asian Games by Guangzhou in China as a means to justify its developmental vision that aimed at raising the city’s global profile and urban accumulation.


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Property Rights, Land Values And Urban Development

December 18, 2014
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Book written by Li Tian (Tongji University, Shanghai). It presents an analysis of betterment and compensation issues under the Land Use Rights (LURs) System in China since 1988.


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UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-50 (December)

December 17, 2014
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UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-50 (December)

The UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-50 (December) is now published.


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Panhandling and the contestation of public space in Guangzhou

December 16, 2014
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This paper focuses on the conflict between local level government and beggars.


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No more begging in Beijing's subway

December 15, 2014
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Beggars are not welcome anymore in Beijing's subway.


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Interprovincial migration and the stringency of energy policy in China

December 14, 2014
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The article analyzes how migration affects outcomes under energy intensity targets and energy caps.


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First Horizon 2020 forum

December 12, 2014
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First Horizon 2020 forum

First Horizon 2020 forum, to be held in Paris on December 16.


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A kindergarten surrounded by rubble at a demolition site in Xi'an

December 12, 2014
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A kindergarten surrounded by rubble at a demolition site in Xi'an

A kindergarten at a demolition site in the city of Xi'an, Shaanxi province. The photo was taken by China Stringer Network and published by Reuters on 8 December 2014.


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A Tale of Two Eco-Cities: Experimentation under Hierarchy in Shanghai and Tianjin

December 11, 2014
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Of the two ambitious ‘new city’ projects in China, one in Shanghai, the other in Tianjin, the former has failed while the second continues. Why?


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Eco-Cities and the Transition to Low Carbon Economies

December 10, 2014
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A study of two eco-city projects under construction at the time of writing: the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City in China, and Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.


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UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-49 (December)

December 10, 2014
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UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-49 (December)

The UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-49 (December) is now published.


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Chinese urbanisation and real estate development

December 9, 2014
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Chinese urbanisation and real estate development

On December 5th, World Chinese Economic Forum was held in Chongqing. City officials, experts had a discussion about urbanisation and real estate development.


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Smoking and risk perceptions in China

December 8, 2014
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Smoking and risk perceptions in China

Do Chinese smokers know the risks of smoking?


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Left-behind children and return decisions of rural migrants in China

December 7, 2014
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This paper, written by S. Démurger and Hui Xu examines how left-behind children influence return migration in China.


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