Cornell University

CCCI: China's cities: divisions and plans

Monday, November 5, 2018 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Goldwin Smith Hall, G64
232 East Ave, Central Campus

The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative (CCCI) welcomes Jeremy Wallace, Associate Professor, Department of Government at Cornell University.

Abstract: China’s cities are home to one in ten human beings. During the past decade, nearly 200 million people in China have migrated from rural to urban areas. Eight million more—the equivalent of New York City—are expected to join them every year until 2050.

Rapid urbanization has brought about improvement in living standards as well as huge social challenges. The Chinese government has managed the process of urbanization as it plays a central role in efforts to shift to a more socially equitable, economically sustainable, and environmentally sound model of development.

But realizing these aims will require innovation on an absolutely unprecedented scale. Policy and governance challenges abound, in areas including pollution, transportation, housing, and education, among others. This lecture describes some of the collaborative research undertaken on these topics by Cornell’s Institute for Social Sciences China’s Cities team. 

Event Type

Lecture

Departments

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Asian Studies, East Asia Program

Website

https://eap.einaudi.cornell.edu/fall-...

Cost

free

Group
Cornell Contemporary China Initiative
Contact E-Mail

cornell-cci@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Amala Lane

Contact Phone

255-4195

Speaker

Jeremy Wallace

Speaker Affiliation

Cornell University

Dept. Web Site

http://government.cornell.edu/jeremy-lee-wallace

Disability Access Information

wheelchair accessible, hearing assistance provided with advanced notice

Open To

public

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