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“Urban communities and social sustainability”

On Decemberf 19, a UrbaChina workshop was held in Paris. Dring this event, Prof. Feuchtwang pressented us hios team’s finding on the subject of “urban communities and social sustainability”.

His ppt presentation is available here:

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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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Human Urbanization workshop

The establishment of the 100-People Forum on China Urban Studies and the Humane Urbanization workshop were held at 9:00 on August 31st 2014 at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). Many well-known scholars, including Wu Liangyong(吴良镛), Ni Pengfei (倪鹏飞), Xu Kuangdi (徐匡迪) and Niu Wenyuan (牛文元) attended and gave talks. The conference content can be seen here at the following link. http://www.china.com.cn/zhibo/2014-08/31/content_33340563.htm



Chi-Han Ai

Ph.D. candidate of EHESS ( École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris) focusing on regional economic development in China and Taiwan.

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Financial circuits and urban production in the global south (2)

The Centre d’Etudes Français de la Chine contemporaine (French Centre for Research on Contemporary China) (CEFC), the Laboratoire Techniques Territoires Sociétés (LATTS), the research unit Géographie-cités and the Réseau Asie-Pacifique (Asia & Pacific Network) are pleased to invite you to the ANR Finurbasie’s second workshop dedicated to the theme: Financial circuits and urbanisation in the global south (2).


Tuesday, Novembre 5, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Réseau Asie, Bâtiment Le France
Floor 6 (A elevators), plateau CNRS, Room 638
190 avenue de France, 75013 Paris


  •  10 a.m. – Welcome and introduction of the ANR Finurbasie project: Natacha Aveline (Géographie-cités, CEFC) and Ludovic Halbert (LATTS)

Morning: Middle East and North Africa

session in French chaired by Aurélie Varrel (CEIAS)
  •  10:30 a.m. – Burcu Ozdirlik (Lab’Urba): The structuring of the Turkish real estate industry and the new financial networks: the case of Istanbul’s new business centre. Discussion: Eric Denis (Géographie-cités)
  •  11:30 a.m. – Pierre-Arnaud Barthel (LATTS-IFU) and Leila Vignal (ESO-Université de Rennes 2): Big urban projects after the “Arab Spring” (2011): business as usual or signs of a rift in the political economy of these city areas? Discussion: Eric Denis (Géographie-cités)
  • 12:30 p.m. – Lunch buffet

Afternoon: Hong Kong and China

session in English chaired by Ludovic Halbert (LATTS)
  • 13:30 p.m. – Natacha Aveline (Géographie-cités, CEFC): Spatial and social impact of capital liquidity in real estate – the experience of the Hong Kong REITs. Discussion: Thierry Theurillat (Université de Neuchâtel)
  • 14:30 p.m. – Thomas Vendryes (ENS Cachan, Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne): Real estate investments and land rights in rural China. Discussion: Thierry Theurillat (Université de Neuchâtel)
  • 15:30 p.m. – Coffee break
  • 16 p.m. – Manuel Aalbers (Université de Leuven): Presentation of the research project (ERC starting grant) on Hong Kong and Chine: The Real Estate / Financial Complex. Discussion: Thierry Theurillat (Université de Neuchâtel)

Entry is free and open to all, but registration is required. Please contact: hortense.rouanet@enpc.fr

For the full programme PDF go here.

Aurélia Martin

Chargée de communications et des médias pour l'UMR Chine Corée Japon (CNRS)

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1st OpenChina-ICT thematic workshop on smart and sustainable cities

The OpenChina-ICT project is very pleased to announce that its first thematic workshop on smart and sustainable cities will be held on May 31, 2013 in Foshan, P.R. China. This event will be organised as a side event of the urbanization workshop co-organised by the JPI Urban Europe and the China Centre for Urban Development on May 30-31, 2013.

The main aim of this event is to bring together policy and main research stakeholders from Europe and China specialized in the smart and sustainable cities topic to foster research collaboration between the two regions and to encourage the emergence of concrete projects. The outcomes will be used to produce a “EU-China Cooperation Plan” presenting the potential for collaboration in ICT research between Europe and China, including a set of recommendations to policy makers on how to better foster collaboration in the future.

An audience of 50 to 70 participants is targeted. The workshop will include a plenary session to give an overview of the status and perspectives of smart and sustainable cities research collaboration between Europe and China, and parallel thematic sessions during which working groups will strive to thoroughly discuss sub-themes and identify short-term cooperation projects.


  • Foshan, Guangdong province, P.R. China


  • May 30-31, 2013





Monique Abud

Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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2nd international workshop on regional, urban, and spatial economics in China

Date(s): June 28 – 29, 2013
Time: 8:30am- 5pm
Location(s): Beijing, China

Participation in this program is by an application and selection process.

• Peking University-Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy, Peking University
• School of Urban Planning and Design, Peking University
• Growth and Change
• Journal of Regional Science
• Papers in Regional Science
• Journal of American Planning Association

• The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, USA

The Peking University-Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy (PLC) and the School of Urban Planning and Design at Peking University, with Growth and ChangeJournal of Regional SciencePapers in Regional ScienceJournal of American Planning Association are organizing a two-day workshop on regional, urban and spatial economics in China on June 28-29, 2013 at Peking University. The first international workshop on regional, urban and spatial economics in China was held in Jinnan University, Guangzhou in June 2012 and attracted more than 100 paper submissions. Two special issues have been organized for Journal of Regional Science and Papers in Regional Science, respectively. The objective of this workshop is to further increase the visibility of regional science, urban economics, and spatial economics in China and to develop a stronger research network for top-level China focused scholars.

Call for Papers
Submissions in the following themes are particularly welcome:

• Urbanization
• Land migration
• Land development
• Local finance
• Regional growth and development
• Urban housing
• Urban infrastructure
• Industrial agglomeration and new economic geography
• Regional transportation networks
• Environmental and sustainable development
• Papers enriching understanding of urban, regional, and spatial economics in China

For those who are interested in presenting a paper in the workshop, please send a note of interest as soon as possible to receive further details. Submit a draft of a paper or an abstract in English, to the following email address by February 1, 2013: rusechina2013@plc.pku.edu.cn. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by March 1, 2013 and a complete paper is expected by June 1, 2013.

More information:

The Second International Workshop on Regional, Urban, and Spatial Economics in China

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Program on the People’s Republic of China (中国部 – 中文版)

Monique Abud

Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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