Unless noted, the following readings are required to be completed the respective class session.
|1||Multiple Interpretations: Urbanization out of Sync||
Johnson, I. “China’s Great Uprooting: Moving 250 Million Into Cities,” New York Times, June 15, 2013.
———. “Pitfalls Abound in China’s Push From Farm to City,” New York Times, July 13, 2013.
Friedmann, J. “Introduction: Becoming Urban in China.” In China’s Urban Transition. University of Minnesota Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780816646159. [Preview with Google Books]
Wu, W., and P. Gaubatz. “Introduction.” In The Chinese City. Routledge, 2012. ISBN: 9780415575751. [Preview with Google Books]
Logan, J. R., ed. “Introduction.” In Urban China in Transition. Wiley-Blackwell, 2008. ISBN: 9781405161466. [Preview with Google Books]
Wu, F. “Beyond gradualism: China’s Urban Revolution and Emerging Cities.” In China’s Emerging Cities: The Making of New Urbanism. Routledge, 2008. ISBN: 9780415590433. [Preview with Google Books]
Wu, F., J. Xu, and A. G. Yeh. “Post-reform Urban Conditions.” In Urban Development in Post-Reform China: State, Market, and Space. Routledge, 2006. ISBN: 9780415393591. [Preview with Google Books]
|2||Is China an Outlier? China’s Urbanization in the Historical and International Contexts||
Chen, M., W. Liu, et al. “Evolution and Assessment on China’s Urbanization 1960–2010: Under-Urbanization or Over-Urbanization?” Habitat International 38 (2013): 25–33.
“Trends in Urbanization and Urban Policies in OECD Countries: What Lessons for China?” Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and China Development Research Foundation, 2010.
|3||Fundamentals: Hukou and Migration||
Wu, W., and P. Gaubatz. “Urban-Rural Divide, Socialist Institutions, and Migration.” Chapter 5 in The Chinese City. Routledge, 2012. ISBN: 9780415575751. [Preview with Google Books]
Chan, K. W. “Urbanization and the Chinese Dream,” Caixin Online, June 13, 2013.
|Land Market, Public Finance, Real Estate Development|
|4||Land-use and Public Finance Institutions in China: An Overview||
Man, J. Y., and Y. Hong, eds. “Introduction.” In China’s Local Public Finance in Transition. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2010. ISBN: 9781558442016.
Button, K. J. “The Theory of City Size and Spacing.” Chapter 6 in Urban Economics: Theory and Policy. Palgrave Macmillan, 1976. ISBN: 9780333185957.
Harris, J. R., and M. P. Todaro. “Migration, Unemployment, and Development: A Two-Sector Analysis.” American Economic Review 60, no. 1 (1970): 126–42.
|5||Land Quota Market in Chongqing and Chengdu: De-spatialize Land Transfer||Hsing, You-tien. Chapters 4, and 7 in The Great Urban Transformation: Politics of Land and Property in China. Oxford University Press, 2010. ISBN: 9780199568048.|
|6||Brownfields in Beijing Chemical Plant: How Cities Recycle Industrial Land||
Li, X. “Environmental Governance of Brownfields in Deindustrializing Regions: Implications of a Land-Redevelopment Case in China.” Working paper, 2013.
Jenkins, R. R., E. Kopits, et al. “Policy Monitor—The Evolution of Solid and Hazardous Waste Regulation in the United States.” Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 3, no. 1 (2009): 104–20.
|7||Integrating the Proposed Property Tax with the Public Leasehold System||
Hong, Y., and D. Brubaker. “Integrating the Proposed Property Tax with the PublicLeasehold System.” Chapter 9 in China’s Local Public Finance in Transition. Edited by J. Y. Man, and Y. Hong. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2010. ISBN: 9781558442016.
|8–9||Module Summary; Student Presentations for Phase 1: Ideas||No assigned readings|
|Transportation, Economy, Energy, Environment and Technology|
|10||Dispersion of Urban Agglomeration through High Speed Rail||
Banister, D. “Quantification of the Non-Transport Benefits Resulting from Rail Investment.” Transport Study Unit Working Paper Series, 2007.
Fang, W. “Dispersion of Agglomeration through High Speed Rail.” Doctoral Disssertation, MIT, 2013.
Evers, G. H. M., P. H. Meer, et al. “Regional Impacts of New Transport Infrastructure: A Multisectoral Potentials Approach.” Transportation 14, no. 2 (1987): 113–26.
Givoni, M. “Development and Impact of the Modern High-speed Train: A Review.” Transport Reviews: A Transnational Transdisciplinary Journal 26, no. 5 (2006): 593–611.
Lakshmanan, T. R. “The Broader Economic Consequences of Transport Infrastructure Investments.” Journal of Transport Geography 19, no. 1 (2011): 1–12.
Managing Car Ownership in Chinese Mega Cities
Zhao, J., T. Chen, et al. “Superficial Fairness of Beijing’sVehicle License Lottery Policy.” Working Paper, 2013.
Chen, T., and J. Zhao. “Bidding to Drive: Car License Auction Policy in Shanghai and Its Public Acceptance.” Transport Policy 27, (2012): 39–52.
Castro, M., and J. Zhao. “Price as a Signal for Policy Fine-tuning A Time-Series Model of Shanghai’s License Auction.” Working paper, 2013.
Costs of Air Pollution: Focusing on its Human Health Damage
Matus, K., K. Nam, et al. “Health Damages from Air Pollution in China.” Global Environmental Change 22, no. 1 (2012): 55–66.
Buckley, C. “Silver Lining in China’s Smog as It Puts Focus on Emissions,” New York Times, August 31, 2013.
Advancing Low-Carbon Cities: Pathways through CERC
|Tsay, S., and V. Herrmann. “A New Focus for U.S.-China Cooperation: Low-Carbon Cities.” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, July 24, 2013.|
|14||Module Summary; Student Presentations for Phase 2: Proposals||No assigned readings|
|15||Progress in Energy Efficiency: Technology, Policy and Market in China’s Automobile Sectors||
Shu, Y., Y. Yu, et al. “Fuel Consumption and Technological Progress in Chinese Automobile Sector.” (PDF - 1.2MB) Working Paper, 2013.
|16||Financing Urban Access: Transportation, Form and Land Grabbing||
Zhao, J., D. Block-Schachter, and D. Wang. “Behavioral Impact of the Financing Collection Mechanism on Accessibility: Two Cases from Chinese Cities.” 2013.
|17||Understanding and Untangling Complex Urban Issues through Emerging Big Data||
No assigned readings
|18–19||Module Summary; Student Presentations for Phase 3: Literature||
No assigned readings
|Social, Cultural and Political|
|20||Drifting and Getting Stuck: Migrants in Chinese Cities||
Wu, W. “Drifting and Getting Stuck: Migrants in Chinese Cities.” City: Analysis of UrbanTrends, Culture, Theory, Policy, Action 14, no. 1–2 (2010): 13–24.
|21||Urbanization vs. Citizenization: Self-employed Migrants in Wangjingxi Market||Eckstein, S. “Urbanization Revisited: Inner-city Slum of Hope and Squatter Settlement of Despair.” Journal of World Development 18, no. 2 (1990): 165–81.|
|22||Spatial Justice in Affordable Housing Design in Ningbo||
Ng, H. “Ningbo Eastern New City Economical Housing.” Architectural Record, China Supplement, April 2008.
Jacobson, C. “Yinzhou Talent Apartments.” Architectural Record, March 2013.
|23||Preserving Beijing’s Spatial Tradition in Rapid Urban Development||
Mao, Q. “Preservation in the Old City of Beijing: The “Hutong-Courtyard Housing” System.” Ekistics 73 (2006): 436–441.
Heikkila, E. “Beijing: Lost in Translation ?” Journal of Architectural and Planning Research 28, no. 1 (2011): 76.
Abramson, D. B. “The Aesthetics of City-Scale Preservation Policy in Beijing.” Planning Perspectives 22, no. 2 (2007): 129–66.
Fengyi, L., and W. Bing. “The Death and the Life of Beijing.” Canadian Social Science 7, no. 3 (2011): 198–201.
“The Lost City: Beijing.” Phoenix Satellite Television. Filmakers Library, 2007.
|24||Aging Society: Offering Care to the Elderly in the Confucius Society||
Retsinas, N. “China: Who Will Care for the Elderly?” Urbanland, April 20, 2012.
Fung, E. “Aging China Draws Bets on Senior Housing,” Wall Street Journal, November 5, 2013.
Chang, L. T. Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China. Spiegel & Grau, 2009. ISBN: 9780385520188.
|25||Forging Greater Xi’an: New Regional Strategies and their Urban Outcomes||Jiang, X. “Governing City-regions in China: Theoretical Issues and Perspectives for Regional Strategic Planning.” The Town Planning Review 79, no. 2 (2008): 157–86.|
|26||Social Housing in China—Explorations, Practices, and Dilemmas||No assigned readings|
|27||Course Summary; Student Presentations for Phase 4: Team Project||No assigned readings|