Urban Issues in Asia and the Pacific Rim

A special issue of the Journal of Urban Affairs, vol 36(1), 309-399 (May, 2014) contains articles on the new peri-urbanisation and urban theory in Asia and the Pacific Rim.

Two articles specifically discuss China-related peri-urbanisation and peri-urban planning: Lin Ye and Alfred W report on their research on urbanisation, land development and land financing in China, and Nick Smith discusses household registration reform and peri-urban insecurity in Hailong Village in Chongqing. In addition, Richard LeGates and Delik Hudalah compare peri-urban planning in Chengdu and Yogjakarta and Douglas Webster, Jiaming Cai, and Larissa Muller discuss the new face of peri-urbanisation throughout Asia, including China. A fifth article by Bill Randolph and Andrew Tice discusses the suburbanisation of poverty in Sydney, Australia. An online version of the special issue may be accessed at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/juaf.2014.36.issue-s1/issuetoc.

The JUA articles were first presented as papers in a special track at the 2013 UAA conference held in San Francisco. The UAA welcomes papers on China’s urban planning at their annual conference and submissions of manuscripts to the Journal of Urban Affairs. The UAA website provides information about membership, JUA and the 2015 UAA annual conference (to be held in  Miami, Florida April 8 – 11). The website address is: www.urbanaffairsassociation.org


Sebastien Goulard

Ph.D. in political science (EHESS, Paris); M.A. in social sciences (EHESS, Paris); M.A. in international relations (IRIS, Paris), B.A. (Hons) in international political studies (ESE - Nottingham Trent University)

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