China's New Area Strategy By Yue Zheng
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 12:00pm to Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 1:30pm

Last April, China announced that the Xiong'an New area would be built close to Beijing. It caught a lot of western media attention, including China's New Xiongan 'Green' City Gets $19 Billion Funding and A plan to build a city from scratch that will dwarf New York.

Including Pudong (Shanghai) and Binhai (Tianjin) New Area authorized in 1993 and 2006 respectively, China has set up 18 state-level new areas, mostly after 2010. The development of these new areas in the development "new era" is the regional development strategy aiming to stimulate innovation, balance the regional development, improve the eco-environment, and build livable cities. In the coming China Seminar, Yue Zhang will discuss the processes of recent new area development in China, from the planning perspective.

Speaker: Yue Zheng works as an urban planner of China Academy of Urban Planning & Designing (CAUPD) in Chongqing, China, the most populated western municipality. The majority of Yue’s projects and research are master planning and new areas planning, in Chongqing Municipality, Henan and Sichuan Province. Yue is interested in studies on community development and new urban area development.

Location: URBN 220