URBACHINA project combines the knowledge and expertise from a number of different disciplines to provide new and innovative insights and scenarios that can be used to 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 a set of key themes. Each work package team comprises leading experts who will utilize state-of-the-art knowledge, methods and techniques from economic geography, 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 four defined topics:
These four topics are 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 provides 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.
|Funding scheme:||Collaborative project (small or medium scale focused research projects)|
|Activity||Activity 4 – Europe and the world|
|Research area:||Interaction and interdependence between world regions and their implications|
|Topic:||Understanding urbanisation trends and processes in contemporary China|
|Estimated EC contribution:||€2 697 060|
|Title:||Sustainable urbanisation in China: Historical and comparative perspectives, mega-trends towards 2025|
|Coordinator:||Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Centre Chine Corée Japon, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
|EC Scientific Officer:|| DG RTD.B
Contact: Cristina MARCUZZO