2017 International Symposium: Transport and Urban Transformation in Contemporary China

Events

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Host

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Co-organiser

Urban Transport Planning Academic Committee, Urban Planning society of China

Organising institutes

  • Department of Urban Planning and Design, XJTLU
  • Department of China Studies, XJTLU
  • Research Institute of Smart and Green Cities of XJTLU
  • Research Institute of Urbanization of XJTLU

Attendance fee

Free (registration is required)

Language

English

Contact

Enquiry: [email protected]

Introduction to the conference

Since economic reform initiated in 1979, transport has played a key role in the unprecedented urbanization processes in China. A deeper and comprehensive understanding of the various impacts, issues, and mechanisms associated with transport and territorial transformation has been very much desirable to provide insights into the unparalleled phenomenon occurring in China. This symposium is a pivotal part of a handbook initiative which is commissioned by Edward Elgar Publisher as one of their popular HANDBOOKS OF RESEARCH ON CONTEMPORARY CHINA SERIES initiated by Professor David Goodman. The handbook provisionally incorporates 25 chapters of four major themes that address transport and urban transformation in contemporary China. The first theme kicks off on transport and spatial re-organization and development. The second theme discusses transport, environment and technology. The third theme looks into travel and justice. The fourth theme explores development models and governance issues. Research implications and suggestions will be provided in the conclusion for future research.

This symposium offers a good opportunity of exchanging ideas of research findings among contributors. Apart from a presentation from each book chapter contributor, a discussant will be arranged for each paper to give critical comments on each other’s work more thoroughly. Moreover, the symposium is open to all participants who care and conduct research related to transformation in contemporary China to join the debates and discussions. Discussions will provide valuable insights for revision on the book chapters, which will result in a high-quality international publication, a handbook of research in the field of transport and urban transformation in contemporary China.

Symposium Themes

  • Session 1: 1 July (Morning) Transport Planning and Territorial Development (Part 1)
  • Session 2: 1 July (Morning) Transport, Environment and Technology (Part 1)
  • Session 3: 1 July (Afternoon) Development Models and Governance
  • Session 4: 2 July (Morning) Transport Planning and Territorial Development (Part 2)
  • Session 5: 2 July (Afternoon) Transport, Environment and Technology (Part 2)
  • Session 6: 2 July (Afternoon) Travel, People and Social Justice

Symposium Schedule

Day 1

1 July 2017, Saturday, 9:00-18:10
Location: International Academic Building (IAG08)

  • 8:30-9:00
    • Registration open
    • Opening ceremony
  • 9:00-9:15
    • Welcome remarks
      • Youmin Xi, Professor, Executive President, XJTLU;
      • Xueming Chen, Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Design, XJTLU
  • 9:15-9:30
    • Introduction to the EE “Handbook of Research in Contemporary China”, David Goodman, Professor, Head of China Studies, XJTLU
    • Introduction to the EE Handbook of Research in Transport and Urban Transformation in Contemporary China”, Chia-Lin Chen, Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Design, XJTLU
  • 9:30-9:40 Group Photo

Session 1

9:40-12:40 Transport Planning and Territorial Development (Part 1)
Chair: Haixiao Pan, Professor, Department of Urban planning, the college of Architecture and urban Planning, Tongji University

  • 9:40-10:20 The Development of Container Ports and the Evaluation of Chinese Port Cities
    • Presenter: James Jixian Wang, Department of Geography, University of Hong Kong
    • Discussant: Austin Rhys Williams, Department of Architecture, XJTLU
  • 10:20-11:00 Motorway (highway) Development in China
    • Presenter: Xin Fu, Department of Science Management and Engineering, Chang’an University, Xi’an
    • Discussant: Jianhong Wu, Economics and Management School of Beijing Jiaotong University
  • 11:00-11:20 Tea Break
  • 11:20-12:00 High-speed Rail and Its Wider Spatial-economic Impacts in Chinese cities and regions: A Multi-Level Analysis
    • Presenter: Chia-Lin Chen, Department of Urban Planning and Design, XJTLU
    • Discussant: James Jixian Wang, Department of Geography, University of Hong Kong
  • 12:00-12:40 Retrospect and Prospect on China’s Air-Rail Integration: A Multifaceted Analysis
    • Presenter: Xueming Chen, Department of Urban Planning and Design, XJTLU
    • Discussant: Haixiao Pan, Department of Urban planning, the college of Architecture and urban Planning, Tongji University
  • 12:40-13:40 Lunch Break (Registrants only)

Session 2

13:40-15:40 Transport, Environment and Technology (Part 1)
Chair: Qing Shen, Professor, Department of Urban Design and Planning, University of Washington

  • 13:40-14:20 Transport and Air Quality in China
    • Presenter: Ya Gao, Department of Civil Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University
    • Discussant: Xueming Chen, UPD /Urban Studies and Planning Program, XJTLU
  • 14:20-15:00 Suburban Rail Transit Proximity and Commuting Greenhouse Gas Emission
    • Presenter: Haixiao Pan, Department of Urban planning, the college of Architecture and urban Planning, Tongji University
    • Discussant: Na Ta, School of Geographic Sciences, East China Normal University
  • 15:00-15:40 The Rise of Online Ride-Hailing Services and its Impacts on Urban Transport in China
    • Presenter: Shaoqing Huang, Associate Professor, Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiaotong University
    • Discussant: Cheng Shi, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University
  • 15:40-16:00 Tea Break

Session 3

16:00-18:00 Development Models and Governance
Chair: Xueming Chen, Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Design, XJTLU

  • 16:00-16:40 Railway Reform in China
    • Presenter: Jianhong Wu, Economics and Management School of Beijing Jiaotong University
    • Discussant: Shaoqing Huang, Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • 16:40-17:20 Transport Policy Transfer vs Partnership: A Comparative Study of Jinan and Kunming
    • Presenter: Alainna Thomas, Department of Urban Planning and Design, XJTLU
    • Discussant: Yang Tang, Urban-Rural Planning and Design Institute, Zhejiang University
  • 17:20-18:00 The Exploration of Urban Transport Policy from Car-based to People-based Cities
    • Presenter: Bo Quan, China Academy of Urban Planning and Design, Beijing
    • Discussant: Ming Zhang, Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning, University of Texas at Austin
  • 18:00-18:15 A closing session for the first day event

Day 2

2 July 2017, Sunday, 9:00-18:10
Location: International Academic Building (IAG08)

  • 8:30-9:30 Registration open

Session 4

9:00-12:00 Transport Planning and Territorial Development -2
Chair: James Jixian Wang, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Hong Kong

  • 9:00-9:40 A Chinese Approach to “Transit-Oriented Development” (TOD)
    • Presenter: Ming Zhang, Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning, University of Texas at Austin
    • Discussant: Alainna Thomas, Department of Urban Planning and Design, XJTLU
  • 9:40-10:20 The Interactions between Rail Stations and Urban Spatial Structure: A Case of Guangzhou
    • Presenter: Xiaoxing Zhang, School of Architecture, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou
    • Discussant: Chia-Lin Chen, Department of Urban Planning and Design, XJTLU
  • 10:20-10:40 Tea Break
  • 10:40-11:20 Non-motorized Transport Development in Chinese Cities
    • Presenter: Yang Tang, Urban-Rural Planning and Design Institute, Zhejiang University
    • Discussant: Dijia Gong, Department of Urban and Rural Planning, Zhejiang Normal University
  • 11:20-12:00 Road Development and Public Transport Provision in Rural China
    • Presenter: Dijia Gong, Department of Urban and Rural Planning, Zhejiang Normal University
    • Discussant: Xin Fu, Department of Science Management and Engineering, Chang’an University, Xi’an
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch Break (For presenters and registrants only)

Session 5

13:00-14:20 Transport, Environment and Technology -2
Chair: Pengjun Zhao, Professor, Urban and Regional Planning, School of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University

  • 13:00-13:40 Cell Phone Signaling Data and Its Implication for Urban Transport Modeling: A case study in Hangzhou
    • Presenter: Cheng Shi, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University
    • Discussant: Yue Shen, School of Urban and Regional Science, East China Normal University
  • 13:40-14:20 ICT and Changes in Activity-travel Behavior in Urban China
    • Presenter: Yue Shen (School of Urban and Regional Science, East China Normal University), Na Ta (School of Geographic Sciences, East China Normal University)
    • Discussant: Qing Shen, Department of Urban Design and Planning, University of Washington.
  • 14:20-14:40 Tea Break

Session 6

14:40-17:40 Travel, People and Social Justice
Chair: Chia-Lin Chen, Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Design, XJTLU

  • 14:40-15:20 Mobility and Chinese dream
    • Presenter: Austin Rhys Williams, Department of Architecture, XJTLU
    • Discussant: Pengjun Zhao, Urban and Regional Planning, School of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University
  • 15:20-16:00 Urban Transport Inequality in Transition China: Exploring social-spatial inequality of commuting
    • Presenter: Pengjun Zhao, Urban and Regional Planning, School of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University
    • Discussant: Mengqiu Cao, Bartlett School of Planning, University College London, UK
  • 16:00-16:20 Tea Break
  • 16:20-17:00 Travel and Well-being in China: A Case Study in Xi’an
    • Presenter: Runing Ye, Transport Institute, University College London, UK
    • Discussant: Sophie Sturup, Department of Urban Planning and Design, XJTLU
  • 17:00-17:40 Transport, Social Justice and Capabilities in Beijing
    • Presenter: Mengqiu Cao, Bartlett School of Planning, University College London, UK
    • Discussant: Runing Ye,Transport Institute, University College London, UK
  • 17:40-18:10 Overall Discussion Q & A
  • 18:10 A closing session

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