30 Nov 2012: Urban Studies Seminar

Issued: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 17:42:00 BST

Planning under Urban-Rural Integration: the case of Nanjing, China

Cecilia Wong (Professor of Spatial Planning, University of Manchester)

3.00-4.30pm, Room 916, Adam Smith Building

Urban–rural integration has become the macro policy in China to narrow the gap between urban and rural development. Meanwhile, the rapid pace of economic growth and urbanisation has increasingly posed challenges to urban  areas over land availability and provision of infrastructure and labour. Policymakers have started to search for a more sustainable development mode to improve urban competitiveness.

Against this context, urban master planning has started to adopt urban–rural integration as a core principle and extend its spatial coverage to rural areas. Through the case of Nanjing, this presentation investigates the practice and delivery of the 2008 planning reforms that enhanced city-regions as a spatial context for planning and assesses whether the new integrative plan achieves the objective of sustainable urban development. 

All welcome.


For further information please contact Mark Livingston (mark.livingston@glasgow.ac.uk, 0141 330 6162) or Julie Clark (Julie.Clark@glasgow.ac.uk, 0141 330 4516).