New Urbanization in China: The State Plan and Potential Improvements
2018-02-08  - New York

In partnership with the National Committee on United States – China Relations:

New Urbanization in China:

The State Plan and Potential Improvements

with Professor Hu Biliang

Tuesday, March 31, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

CKGSB, 601 Lexington Avenue, Floor 26, New York, NY (Citigroup Center)

China launched a new urbanization program for 2014–2020. It is intended to benefit China’s social and economic development by focusing on integrated urban and rural development, creating city clusters and promoting sustainable urban development. However, the design and implementation of the new urbanization program may also bring new social and economic problems, such as widening the gap in urban development between different regions in China, leading to the formation of a new urban poor class. To minimize negative effects of the new policy, Professor Hu Biliang suggests ways to deal with the relationships between the market and government and between economic and social development in the process of urbanization. The key is to allow the market to determine the flows of capital, land and people in the process of urbanization to achieve sustainable urban development.


About the Speaker

Dr. Hu Biliang (胡必亮) is a professor and dean of the School of Development Studies at Beijing Normal University. His main research interests are development economics, institutional economics and agricultural economics. His current projects include the study of agriculture and rural development. His English language monograph Informal Institutions and Rural Development in China is considered an important contribution to the discussion of China’s new urban development model.

Dr. Hu Received his Ph.D. in economics from the School of Economics and Management, Witten/Herdecke University (Germany) and his M.Sc. degree conferred jointly by the Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand) and the University of Dortmund (Germany). He spent more than two and a half years as a post-doctoral researcher at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Registration is required by Wednesday, March 25 at 5:00 p.m. If you find after you have registered that you will be unable to attend, please cancel your registration online by Friday, March 27. If you do not inform us and do not attend, you will be charged a $25 fee.

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Julie Zhu

Program Manager

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

Tel: 646-627-7729


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