Urbanizing China: A Reflective Dialogue

Cars lined bumper-to-bumper on highway.

Traffic and air pollution Beijing, and other major cities, are significant consequences of the rise of urbanization in China. (Photograph courtesy of ding_zhou on Flickr.)


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Fall 2013



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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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Jinhua Zhao. 11.S945 Urbanizing China: A Reflective Dialogue. Fall 2013. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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