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11.S945 Urbanizing China: A Reflective Dialogue | Urban Studies and Planning

11.S945 Urbanizing China: A Reflective Dialogue | Urban Studies and Planning

The course explores the interactions between state and market as instigators of China's urbanization, and its consequences of land, housing, transportation, energy, environment, migration, finance, urban inequality. Themes include the de-synchronization of China's urbanization, potential differences between China's past and future development, and differentiators between China's urbanization and those of other countries. This discussion-based course asks students to participate in the conversation with the course instructor and guest lecturers by drawing upon their experiences and academic or professional backgrounds.

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