Forum: Urbanization and China: Understanding Impacts, Projecting Future


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Forum: Urbanization and China: Understanding Impacts, Projecting Future

October 5, 2019
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall 1172 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10027

About the event

As part of the celebration of WEAI’s 70th Anniversary, the 2019 Urban China Forum explores the impact of China’s sweeping urbanization on the country’s economic growth, environment and land resources, urban form and lifestyle, social fabric and welfare, and population and health. The magnitude and scope of change occurring through China’s urbanization are unprecedented, with impacts on nearly all facets of the society. As a field of enquiry, urbanization also provides a conceptual container for the study of populations and the natural and built environment within spatial concentrations of human habitation and exchange. Recognizing the breadth of urbanization research, we acknowledge the multidisciplinary nature of discourse and bring together scholars in an integrated forum of dialogue, with the following confirmed speakers.

  • Deborah Davis, Professor Emerita of Sociology, Yale University
  • Jane Duckett, Professor of Politics, University of Glasgow
  • Peilei Fan, Professor of Urban Planning, Michigan State University
  • Qin Gao, Professor of Social Policy and Social Work, Columbia University
  • Shi Li, Professor of Economics, Beijing Normal University
  • Justin Remais, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley
  • Alan Smart, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Calgary
  • Jeremy Wallace, Professor of Government, Cornell University
  • Ya Ping Wang, Professor of Urban Studies, University of Glasgow
  • Weiping Wu, Professor of Urban Planning, Columbia University

Organized by

Urban Planning Program and Urban China Network (Columbia GSAPP) & China Center for Social Policy (Columbia School of Social Work)

Sponsored by

Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, School of Social Work, and Columbia Global Centers | Beijing

Urbanization Forum
Columbia Affiliations
China Center for Social Policy