The UrbaChina project (2011-2015): completion and follow-up

March 9, 2015
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The UrbaChina project (2011-2015): completion and follow-up End of the Urbachina project and UrbaChina blog: we would like to thank all our contributors and our readers.
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UrbaChina Newsletter 2015-10 (March)

March 9, 2015
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UrbaChina Newsletter 2015-10 (March) The UrbaChina Newsletter 2015-10 (March) is now published.
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Shanghai future

March 7, 2015
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Shanghai future China is in the midst of the fastest and most intense process of urbanisation the world has ever known, and Shanghai — its biggest, richest and most cosmopolitan city — is positioned for acceleration into the twenty-first century.
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Local accounts of high-speed rail reform in China

March 5, 2015
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Article by Tabitha Spelman (Leiden University) about high-speed rail reform in China.


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Ghost cities of China

March 4, 2015
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9781783602193

Book written by Wade Shepard, editor-in-chief at the China Chronicle.


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UrbaChina Newsletter 2015-09 (March)

March 4, 2015
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UrbaChina Newsletter 2015-09 (March) The UrbaChina Newsletter 2015-09 (March) is now published.
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The many forms of water security in China

March 3, 2015
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To what extent do these factors – distribution, quality, and competing uses – contribute to China’s domestic water insecurity or to regional water insecurity between China and its neighbours?
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Still some red dust in Shanghai ?

March 2, 2015
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Still some red dust in Shanghai ? Living in a Lilong by Qiu Xiaolong
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The greening of Asia

February 28, 2015
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From solar and wind power technologies to green buildings, electric cars, water services, and sustainable tropical forestry, Asian corporations are upending old business models in their home countries and throughout the world.
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“NIMBY in China: From the perspective of environmental movement

February 27, 2015
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“NIMBY in China: From the perspective of environmental movement Pr. Ran Ran, Assistant Professor of Political Science School of International Studies Renmin University of China.
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China and Europe: reconnecting across a new Silk Road

February 26, 2015
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Article by Chen Xiangming (Center for Urban and Global Studies, Trinity College, Connecticut) and Julia Mardeusz (Trinity College, Connecticut).


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UrbaChina Newsletter 2015-08 (February)

February 25, 2015
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UrbaChina Newsletter 2015-08 (February) The UrbaChina Newsletter 2015-08 (February) is now published.
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NDRC’s plan to further high speed rail network in China

February 23, 2015
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More high-speed railroads to be constructed in China
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Killing Time

February 21, 2015
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Killing Time This photo was taken in November 2013 in Nanchuan district, Chongqing. Farmers have been relocated and concentrated in a remote area with little or no public transportation (as of the date when the photo was taken).
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Conserving historic urban landscape for the future generation

February 21, 2015
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The preservation of “old streets” and the conservation of “cultural districts” in Taiwan.
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This blog aims at identifying the latest news on four specific themes regarding urbanisation in China: the institutional foundations and policies for urbanisation, the territorial expansion of Chinese cities, the infrastructures and services for sustainable urbanisation, the building of urban communities. It will also provide information on ongoing research within the FP7 Project UrbaChina – Sustainable urbanisation in China: Historical and comparative perspectives, Mega-trends towards 2050.