New article in Habitat International on rural culture in China, coauthored by Laurel Johnson
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New article in Habitat International on rural culture in China, coauthored by Laurel Johnson

Rapid urbanization, especially in many developing countries, is accompanied by the decline of rural populations and rural culture. Tangwan village in Shanghai in China is a typical case. Based on the theory of production of space, this article presents spatial production of rural culture from three dimensions: ideological space, superficial space and everyday life space, … Continue reading

New book chapter on transport policy transfer between China and Africa, coauthored by Dorina Pojani
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New book chapter on transport policy transfer between China and Africa, coauthored by Dorina Pojani

Since 1978, when China embarked on a new period of economic reforms and introduced open door policies, it has experienced a great urban transformation. The role of transport has proved indispensable in this unprecedented rapid urbanisation and economic growth. As the first research-focused book dedicated to this important topic, the Handbook on Transport and Urban … Continue reading

New article on gated communities in China in Journal of Urban Design, co-authored by Dorina Pojani
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New article on gated communities in China in Journal of Urban Design, co-authored by Dorina Pojani

The Chinese government has recently issued a directive that calls for an end to gated communities. The aim is to halt the construction of new gated communities, and gradually open existing gated communities to the public. This paper examines the challenges of implementing the new directive in Shanghai, where more than 80% of residential communities … Continue reading

UQ|UP Research Paper 4 on Shanghai’s growth and morphology
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UQ|UP Research Paper 4 on Shanghai’s growth and morphology

The fourth paper in the series is out! This paper documents Shanghai’s morphological transformations during the five ‘classic’ periods in modern Chinese urban history and theory: (a) pre-1911, the period leading to the demise of Imperialism; (b) 1912-1948, the pre-communist Republic of China established though the Xinhai Revolution; (c) 1949-1978, People’s Republic of China under … Continue reading

Seminar on migration in China by Aude Bernard
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Seminar on migration in China by Aude Bernard

Internal migration trends in China are well documented, but existing studies rely almost exclusively on period measures applied to cross-sectional data. In this seminar, Dr Bernard will adopt a cohort perspective to analyse migration levels and patterns and reasons for moving in China. She will apply a series of newly developed cohort measures to nationally … Continue reading

UQ|UP team in China
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UQ|UP team in China

UQ|UP’s Laurel Johnson attended a selection of Chinese Normal Universities last week to exchange research interests and promote UQ’s urban planning programs. Other UQ|UP members in attendance included Dr Yan Liu and Prof Jonathan Corcoran. UQ|UP continues to attract Chinese students at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The trip included workshops with prospective students. Ms … Continue reading

New article by UQ|UP team on migrant assimilation on Applied Geography
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New article by UQ|UP team on migrant assimilation on Applied Geography

Understanding the dynamics of settlement by migrant group is complex, with a number of processes affecting outcomes ranging from assimilation to segregation. While both the assimilation and segregation are idealised models, the ‘segmented assimilation’ model provides a middle-ground explanation which fits more with actual outcomes whereby socio-economic position is affected by the class status of … Continue reading