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”Urbanization and China: Understanding Impacts, Projecting Future ”

October 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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GSAPP and School of Social Work Event


Please join us for a Forum with:

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 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, Associate Professor of Government

Cornell University

Ya Ping Wang, Professor of Urban Studies

University of Glasgow

Weiping Wu, Professor of Urban Planning

Columbia University


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.


This is a Weatherhead East Asian Institute 70th Anniversary Event.

Register here.


October 05, 2019

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM



Avery Hall 1st Floor, Wood Auditorium

1172 Amsterdam Ave


For press inquiries, please contact Ariana King ak4364@columbia.edu.

Cosponsored by: Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia Global Centers-Beijing


October 5, 2019
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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