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UCI Announces 2015 Grant Project Awards

Updated:2015-02-16 Source: Author: Clicks:7 Print Type Size:T | T | T

February 16, 2015, Beijing——Standing out in tough competition, six research proposals are awarded by the Urban China Initiative as 2015 Grant Projects.


With Call for Research launched in October 2014, UCI received 46 applications from 7 countries. The decision was made after careful review by a panel of experts.


Based on criteria such as research significance and potential impact, UCI Committee selected the final 6 projects, which aim to address the most pressing challenges concerning land use, public services, sustainable development, etc. Each project will receive up to RMB 100,000 research fund and other supports from UCI.


2 of the awarded projects, Index of Public Service Supply in Chinese Cities: Evaluation and Mechanism and A Study on City Fiscal System Adapting China’s New type Urbanization, will join UCI flagship researches.



UCI 2015 Grant Projects


Urban Climate and its Impact on Mental and Social Well-being of Residents: Empirical Evidence from China

LIU Jianzheng    Ph.D. Candidate, the University of Hong Kong      

LI Jie    Senior Research Assistant, the University of Hong Kong


Emerging Consumer Cities - Mixed land use, amenities and housing prices in Shanghai

ZHANG Jingyi    Doctoral Student, Harvard University          


A Nodal Methodology: The role of socio-cultural space in supporting sustainable redevelopment strategies for historic districts         

Jasmine Susanna Tillu    Urban Planning Analyst, Energy Foundation


Can Urban Growth Boundary-Centered Growth Management Strategies Work in China? -A multi-faceted approach to assessing the feasibility of UGB Application in Chinese Cities      

Yizhao Yang    Associate Professor, University of Oregon 

Robert Liberty    Director, Urban Sustainability Accelerator, Portland State University

Hong Mei    Associate Professor, Ocean University of China

Zhilin Liu    Associate Professor, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University


The below projects will join UCI flagship researches


Index of Public Service Supply in Chinese Cities: Evaluation and Mechanism

SONG Tao    Assistant Researcher, Institute of Geographic Science and Natural Resources Research, CAS

CHENG Zhe    Senior Economist; Registered Consulting (Investment) Engineer

LI Le    Doctoral Student, Institute of Geographic Science and Natural Resources Research, CAS


A Study on City Fiscal System Adapting China’s New type Urbanization

TANG Tao    Associate Researcher, Financial Research Insitiute, People’s Bank of China

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