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Sustainable Urbanisation in China :

Historical and Comparative Perspectives, Mega-trends towards 2050

Objective

"""Sustainable Urbanisation in China : Historical and Comparative Perspectives, Mega-trends towards 2050 (URBACHINA) combines the knowledge and expertise from a number of different disciplines to provide new and innovative insights and scenarios that can be used guide urbanization in China over the next 40 years. A key strength of the proposal is the use of 'thematic pairs' of European and Chinese researchers who will lead and deliver the research and dissemination associated with work packages organized around the key themes identified in the Call. Each work package team comprises leading experts who will utilize state-of-the-art knowledge, methods and techniques from economic geography, to anthropology and history to test a suite of hypotheses founded on historical and comparative perspectives on urbanisation trends and process in the EU and China.
While each of the four core research teams will deliver significant added value through the work packages, there is also provision in the proposal for extensive cross-project collaboration based on the four defined topics identified in the Call:
1.The institutional foundations and policies for urbanisation;
2.The issue of land property in urbanisation and the development of real estate markets in cities;
3.The need for environmental infrastructures delivering connectivity and services for the urban population;
4.The relationships between urban development, traditions, and modern lifestyles in cities.
These four topics will be treated as different layers within a comprehensive analysis of a single process -urbanisation in China- that links historical experiences, comparative dimensions and possible future scenarios. This framework will provide a firm foundation for multi-faceted interactions between scholars, officials and business in Europe and China. It will also provide the basis for extensive dissemination of URBACHINA outputs using a variety of
media designed to engage policy makers and ordinary citizens."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/sociology/anthropology
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/cultural and economic geography
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2010-3
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP-SICA - Small/medium-scale focused research project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries(SICA)

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 780 739,60
Administrative Contact
Alain Mangeol (Mr.)

Participants (10)

EAST CHINA NORMAL UNIVERSITY ECNU
China
EU contribution
€ 48 020
Address
North Zhongshan Road 3663
200062 Shanghai
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Debin Du (Prof.)
ENTERPRISE RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH CENTER OF THE STATE COUNCIL
China
EU contribution
€ 21 560
Address
Chaoyangmen Neidajie 225
1000010 Beijing
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Li Shantong (Mrs.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 93 718,80
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Robert Fekete (Mr.)
Institute of Finance and Trade Economics,Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
China
EU contribution
€ 9 800
Address
Yuetan Beixiaojie 2
100836 Beijing
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pengfei Ni (Prof.)
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 982 705,20
Address
Houghton Street 1
WC2A 2AE London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Athar Hussain (Prof.)
INSTITUTE OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES AND NATURAL RESOURCES RESEARCH, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
China
EU contribution
€ 68 600
Address
11A, Datun Road, Anwai
100101 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Weidong Liu (Prof.)
ISTITUTO DI STUDI PER L'INTEGRAZIONE DEI SISTEMI (I.S.I.S) - SOCIETA'COOPERATIVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 347 700
Address
Via Sistina 42
00187 Roma
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Andrea Ricci (Mr.)
INSTITUTO DE CIENCIAS SOCIAIS
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 220 246,40
Address
Av Prof Anibal De Bettencourt 9
1600 189 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eugenia Rodrigues (Dr.)
Renmin University of China
China
EU contribution
€ 90 650
Address
Zhongguancun Street 59
100872 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Zhong Ma (Prof.)
ANHUI ACADEMY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE RESEARCH
China
EU contribution
€ 33 320
Address
West Changjiang Road 10 Anhui Province 1766
Hefei
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Xie Xianzhen (Dr.)