news | 06.10.2015 |

Glasgow-Nankai partnership shares funding to research urban transformation in China

George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, has announced that a joint research project between the University of Glasgow in Scotland and Nankai University in China has shared a £1.5m award focused on urban transformations in China.

The Re-making of Chinese Urban Neighbourhoods will examine the current urbanisation process in China through the perspective of neighbourhood dynamics in three different cities - Tianjin, near Beijing, in the North China Plain; Hangzhou in the Yangtze River Delta; and Chengdu in the Sichuan Basin - each representing a fast-developing region in the country. The aim is to better understand the processes of social and spatial transformation, their impacts on social and economic differentiation, and the implications for emerging inequalities of income and access of key public services.

“The focus of this project is on urban neighbourhoods which are experiencing profound spatial and socio-economic transformations as continuous market reforms play out into city life,” said Professor Ya Ping Wang, Chair in Global City Futures and the Principal Investigator of the project at the University of Glasgow. UBDC researcher Dr. Jing Yao will act as Co-Investigator for the project.

More information about the award is available in the official University of Glasgow press release (external link).

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