State, market and society: the making of urban space in Chinese cities

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In the last several decades, the urban landscape of Chinese cities has gone through dramatic changes. The academic world differs in the view what driving forces are behind the scene and how these forces interact to shape China’s urban landscape. This presentation aims to understand how the state, market and society play their roles in the transformation process of Chinese cities by examining a number of urban projects in Chinese cities. These examples, ranging from government-led mega project - Shanghai Pudong development to private-led project - Xintiandi, illustrate how the different actors play their parts in reshaping Chinese cities, how their roles are defined by political-economic and institutional context, their resources and constrains within a changing society as well as their impact in the making of urban space.
Period2 Jun 2015
Event titleWho makes the city?
Event typeConference
LocationAmsterdam, NetherlandsShow on map