Please note that this NURSS Seminar will be held virtually via Zoom at the normal time [28 October 2021 (Thu), 13:00 p.m.]
Zoom Meeting: https://hku.zoom.com.cn/j/94424465238
Meeting ID：944 2446 5238
Please be ready 5 minutes prior to the scheduled time.
As long as there are uneven economic wellbeing and social status, the differences will be reflected in space, high-class residential quarters to the one end, and slums to the other, as the case of Baltimore attests. Urban spaces are constantly in transition, upgrading or downgrading along with economic and social changes. Nevertheless, this talk reveals a phenomenon increasingly visible in high-density cities of Asian developing countries, i.e. some deteriorating urban places are not driven by social filter-down. It is an issue of space governance in relation to land rights and failure of collective action. Space degradation unveils inadequate space governance that leads to new urban mosaics of social segregation.
About the Speaker:
Professor Zhu has been engaged in institutional analysis of urban development, and lately inclusive urbanization in China. His key contributions are made to the institutions of land rights (such as informal, collective rights, socialist use rights) that condition state-market relations and thus are crucial for sustainable urbanization for high-density low-income Asian cities in general and transitional China in particular. His paper “A Transitional Institution for the Emerging Land Market in Urban China” has been selected into Reader, Urban Studies – Economy, Vol. IV, 2010 by SAGE, together with papers by Max Weber, Lewis Mumford, Louis Wirth, Friedrich Engels, Vernon Henderson, David Harvey, John Friedmann, M. Castells, Patsy Healey, Harvey Molotch and E. Soja.
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