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Urbanization in China: A Panel Discussion

 Wednesday, October 1, 2014 | 1:00-4:30

The Pit, Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism at Carleton University, Ottawa, ON

Urban Forum is co-sponsor of this panel discussion


Prof. Carol Agocs, Department of Political Science, Western University

Prof. Huhua Cao, Department of Geography, University of Ottawa

Prof. Qin Shao, College of New Jersey

Neil Yan, Azrieli School of Architecture, Carleton University

As part of the 2nd Annual Confucius Forum on China Studies and Research, the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism at Carleton University, co-sponsored by Urban Forum and the City of Ottawa, is hosting a panel discussion on Urbanization in China.

The event brings together a number of key experts to examine challenges associated with China’s rapid urbanization.  Among the issues to be discussed are the so-called ghost city phenomenon (where housing and infrastructure are built in advance of population increases), the conservation of existing, historically significant urban fabric in the face of immense pressure to intensify, the shift to high-rise living, and the changing landscape of public participation in urban development within China’s evolving political and social milieu.

Come join in on the discussion and discover what Canada and China can learn from each other.


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