2017.05.16 - 1:00 PM

In the past two decades, the real estate sector has been the largest pillar industry of China’s economy. Since China ended its socialist public housing system in 1998, a strong housing market has enabled China’s massive urbanization which is unprecedented in the world in terms of its scale and speed. Today, restrictions imposed on housing prices, purchases, and sales seem to suggest market failure. What could be the fundamental cause for that? What choices is the real estate sector facing today?

2017.05.15 - 12:00 PM

With the rapid urbanization process in China, the spatial structure of Beijing has changed enormously, combined with its massive increase of population and the sharp growth of urban development speed and size. As a great historical city and capital of China, Beijing has both problems and opportunities underlying the transformation of its national development mode.

2017.04.11 - 12:30 PM

This talk will look at the history and future of former danwei and discuss strategies for dealing with industrial heritage. Case studies show the problems that go hand in hand with transformation and present perspectives and potential with regard to usage and the urban regeneration of the contemporary city.

2017.04.06 - 12:30 PM

From croplands to landfills, urban systems co-evolve with food systems. Rapidly urbanizing regions must systematically contend with agricultural land loss, increased meat consumption, diet diversification, and shifting patterns of food access and storage. Prof. Karen Seto will join us for a discussion cohosted by Environmental Policy and Planning and the STL Lab on how urbanization science and urban planning can inform debates over food security and sustainability.

2017.04.05 - 12:30 PM

As the idea of creative city becoming a universal panacea for economic stagnancy and urban boosterism, the heavy dependency on creative fixes has widely spread to cities around the globe through urban networks and neoliberal urban policies. The formulaic repertoire of urban growth strategies, such as property-led redevelopment, commercialization and gentrification, has been retrofitted around the theme of creativity to overcome barriers of capital accumulation.

2017.04.04 - 2:30 PM
STL9-326 (STL Innovation Hub)

Based on his recent book with Cornell University Press, Strategic Coupling, Henry Wai-chung Yeung will examine economic development and state-firm relations in East Asia, focusing on the region's emerging role in the new global economy. Much of the earlier social science literature on the political economy of industrial transformation has emphasized the role of the developmental state in picking selected domestic firms as “national champions” and in promoting their rapid growth through sectoral industrial policy.

2017.03.07 - 9:15 AM
9-326(STL Hub)

Lianjia (Homelink) is the largest real estate brokerage firm in China, with more than 8,000 branches and 130,000 employees nationwide, located in over 25 cities nationwide, including Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and other major Chinese cities. Currently, Lianjia is building an online-to-offline (O2O) platform in China’s real estate industry to help real estate professionals become more efficient in their business, more technology savvy, and more professional when working with home buyers and sellers. 

2017.02.21 - 12:30 PM

A Century of Campus Development with Urban Growing and Challenges for the Future

2/21/2017, Tuesday, 12:30-14:00

During the past 100 years, China's university campuses experienced a special way of evolving together with urban growth. They were deeply influenced by both American and Soviet universities, but due to China's special system of higher education, they developed a variety of morphologies during the so-called leapfrog development period. Now, they begin to face some challenges from city needs, such as tearing down campus walls. Dr. Liu will discuss the phases of morphological evolution and forces behind.

2017.02.16 - 2:30 PM
9-326(STL Hub)


2/16/2017, Thursday, 14:30-16:00
9-326(STL Hub)

Despite much attention on “ghost towns” in China, no official vacancy rates exist in the country. This talk uses data from the China Household Finance Survey, which collects expansive micro-level information about household wealth from a nationally representative sample of over 40,000 households. Professor Gan will discuss how to determine the latest vacancy rate for China, and suggest some causes for the phenomenon.