China Urban Development Discussion "China’s National Land Management Strategies to Address the Challenges of Rapid Urbanization"

Speaker: Dr. Bin Lu, Professor and Head of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Peking University, Beijing, China.
Panelists: Prof. Chris Zegras and Jinhua Zhao, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Dr. Bin Lu is Professor and Head of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning in the College of Urban and Environmental Sciences at Peking University (PKU). His roles at PKU also include the university’s Deputy Director of the Office of Development and Planning, Director of its Urban Planning and Design Center, Deputy Director of its Center of County Economy and Local Finance at the Guanghua School of Management, and Senior Fellow at the Center for Urban Development and Land Policy at PKU-Lincoln Institute. 

Dr. Lu also serves on the Expert Committee of Urban-Rural Planning under the PRC's Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, where he advises on the nation’s comprehensive land management strategy. In this talk, Dr. Lu shares how China’s most recent historic rapid urbanization has spread to the interior of the country and presents an array of ecological and resource challenges. Informed by his role as advisor to the national Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, he outlines China’s recent experience and latest strategies for controlling urban sprawl through green belts and urban growth boundaries, focusing on the case of Beijing and its surrounding region. He discusses China’s particular institutional issues which complicate the management of rapid urban growth.

Please join us in the lecture for more perspectives and insights on this topic.

Complimentary lunch will be served shortly before the talk.
RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RG26FF8

Open to: the general public

Sponsors: MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI)-China, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, China Urban Development

For more information, contact:
Shan Jiang (shanjang@mit.edu)

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