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