General Events

Back to Listing

Governing the Urban in China and India

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Department of Geography & GIS
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Jan 21, 2022   3:00 - 4:00 pm  
Speaker
Xuefei Ren, Michigan State University
Cost
This event is free and open to public
Registration
Registration
Contact
Department of Geography & GIS
E-Mail
geography@illinois.edu
Views
8
Originating Calendar
Geography and Geographic Information Science

Urbanization is rapidly overtaking China and India, the two most populous countries in the world. One-sixth of humanity now lives in either a Chinese or Indian city. This transformation has unleashed enormous pressures on land use, housing, and the environment. Despite the stakes, the workings of urban governance in China and India remain obscure and poorly understood. In this talk, Xuefei Ren will present her book Governing the Urban in China and India: Land Grabs, Slum Clearance, and the War on Air Pollution (Princeton University Press, 2020). The book explores how China and India govern their cities and how their different styles of governance produce inequality and exclusion. 

link for robots only