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The Urban China Initiative’s grant program promotes innovative research on urban development in China, leading to the publication of working papers and implementation through city pilots. Upon completion of supported research projects, UCI reviews successful grant-supported projects for implementation in pilot programs at the city level in cooperation with local authorities.


The Urban China Initiative accepts grant applications once a year. To encourage researchers and practitioners pursuing the topic of sustainable urbanization, UCI accepts research applications on a bi-annual basis for grants up to RMB 100,000. Research for the grants is expected to be completed within a year. Successful applicants are required to produce a research paper to be published as part of the Initiative’s research program.

Types of Grants

Core Grants (up to RMB 100,000) are identified as Urban China Initiative projects and receive research assistance and analytical support from the Initiative in addition to grant funding.


Research Grants (up to RMB 50,000) may be used to carry out the grantee’s research proposal, including hiring research assistants, obtaining course relief, and funding travel and per diems.

Area of Research

UCI supports research on the effectiveness of programs and technologies related to urban development; emerging domestic and global best practices in project design, development, and execution; and paths to successful structural adjustment in China’s cities. Grant-supported research focuses on sustainable urbanization, including but not limited to public health, energy efficiency, consumer awareness, public finance, industrial policy, migrant labor, urban infrastructure, environmental issues, social development, housing and land, and education.

Upcoming Grants

Our next call for research will be in early 2017. Check this page for updates. To receive e-mail updates about upcoming grant funding, subscribe to our mailing list here.

Previous Grant Recipients

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  • Mishijie Community Open Space Planning and Design Project, Chongqing City, China

    Zhenshan Zhang, Program Manager, UN-Habitat, China

    • Region:Chongqing
    • Keywords:Mishijie Community, Urban Open Space Planning, Urban Regeneration
    The purpose of the project is to introduce to Chinese cities systematic, participatory and socially inclusive planning and design for play and sport in the wider context of urban open space planning and placemaking, and taking account of international practices and experiences.
  • The Transformation Trend and Mechanism Study of the Intercity Migration in China

    Wei Qi, PhD candidate, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research CAS, Geographic Laboratory of French National Scientific Research Center

    • Region:Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region
    • Keywords:Intercity Migration, Gravity model, Radiation model, Complex Network Analysis, Macro and Micro Mechanism
    This study describes the evolution of intercity migration in China in terms of macro landscape and micro mechanism, and discusses the exogenous and endogenous mechanisms of intercity migration in China based on the survey on the space-time migration trajectories of individual migrants and their desirable future settlements.
  • The Study of Urban Network Driven by Social Network Data: Visualization Methodology and its Application

    Muso Z. Fan, Master, School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation, Columbia University

    • Region:The Pearl River Delta
    • Keywords:Visualization Methodology, City Social Networks, WebGIS
    This study analyzes problems in cities based on human behaviors. We will develop a WebGIS technology to capture and analyze the big data generated by people in city social networks and therefore to present the network relations between different spaces and different locations in cities. This methodology is applicable to city location analysis, municipal facilities analysis, and transportation, energy and logistic system analysis.
  • Identifying the Major Contributors to China’s Air Quality: Social or Natural Factors

    Haimeng Liu, PhD. candidate, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research CAS

    • Region:Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region
    • Keywords:Air quality index, Spatial Regression Model
    This study is designed to discover the impact of social and economic factors and natural factors on the air quality in cities, city clusters (e.g., the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region) and prefecture-level cities in China and the rule of differentiation. Given the major influencers of the air quality in cities in different regions, this study proposes the best adaptability strategy based on natural factors and the effective control strategy based on social factors.
  • Building Space-Efficient and Inclusive Cities: the Urban Livability Index and Usage Analysis

    Cong Sun, Ph. D, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

    • Region:Beijing
    • Keywords:Livability Index, Land Use
    From the perspective of spaces, this project will propose the quantitative analysis method based on the rule of distribution of urban livability factors, and build the urban livability index that contains both positive livability factors including public services and city vitality, and negative livability factors such as traffic congestion and environmental pollution. On this basis, this project will make application analysis in terms of different living standards of different populations as well as the potential of cities in different regions for upgrading and development.
  • Pearl River Delta’s Rail Transit Investment and Land-use Planning from the Perspective of Multi-layer Governance Model

    Xiongbin Lin, PhD. candidate, Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School

    • Region:The Pearl River Delta(Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Foshan, Zhuhai)
    • Keywords:Land-use Planning, intercity rail transit, financing model, Multi-layer system
    Based on the route and stop selection for the Pearl River Delta’s rail transit as well as the land development along the rail transit, this study analyzes the financing structure of the intercity rail transit in the Pearl River Delta, the impact of the multi-scale and multi-layer system on the route selection, the comprehensive land development along the rail transit as well as the formation of the land premium payback mechanism, and delves into the status and problems in coordinating transportation and land use, and the principal characteristics and system factors that impact the interactive development of transportation and land.
  • 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

    • Region:Portland Metropolitan Region,Oregon State, USA
    • Keywords:Urban Growth Boundary-Centered Growth Management Strategy, Feasiblitiy Assessment
    The project aims to systematically investigate the transferability of the UGB-based urban containment approach from the US context to urban China. It will conduct studies of the critical factors in legal, institutional, and technological aspects underlying the successful implementation of UGBs in the US and compare those factors between China and the US to identify challenges to UGB's adoption in urban China.
  • 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

    • Region:Beijing
    • Keywords:Socio-cultural Space, Historic Districts
    The research seeks to provide an approach to collect, document and analyze socio‐cultural information and to illustrate how this information how this can be included in redevelopment strategies of historic neighborhoods.
  • Emerging Consumer Cities - Mixed land use, amenities and housing prices in Shanghai

    ZHANG Jingyi Doctoral Student, Harvard University

    • Region:Shanghai
    • Keywords:Consumer City, Mixed Land Use
    The research is to study quantitatively how mixed land use planning can support Shanghai as an
    emerging consumer city to meet the demand from burgeoning middle class in China.
  • 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

    • Region:All Prefectural Level Cities and Capitial Cities in China
    • Keywords:Urban Climate, Mental Well-being, Social Well-being
    This study aim to establish a more complete and sufficient link between urban climate and social well-being and mental wellness, as well as some important policy implications.
  • Seeking for More Optimal Urban Space Structure – Design and Analysis of Urban "Matching Index Between Business and Residence"

    Siqi ZHENG, Deputy Head and Associate Professor, Department of Construction Management, Tsinghua University

    • Region:Beijing, PRC
    • Keywords:Urban Space Structure, Matching Index
    This project shall develop the "matching index between business and residence” favorable to urban development in China, and estimate the relationship between business and residence in each block under the given space structure in urban area. On such basis identify the key factors and effective mechanism that affect such matching index in each block. Following to that, try to spin off the system constraints that affect the above matching index to get the appropriate index that varies by blocks, and estimate the additional cost generated from the system constraints, and the potential of urban space utilization improvement if such constraints were removed. The above series of technical methods may provide quantitative technical support to scientific urban planning and management policies design, enhance further optimization of urban space structure, and increase urban productivity and quality of life of residence.
  • Identifying Potential Problems in Urban Land Use and Transport Network Based on Taxi GPS Data: A Case Study in Harbin

    Feng LIU, Assistant Professor, Transportation Research Institute (IMOB), Hasselt University, Belgium

    • Region:Harbin, China
    • Keywords:GPS Data, Urban Land Use, Transport Network
    The continuing urban population growth and economic development in China have led to the reshaping of metropolitan space layout among residential, employment and shopping locations, generating growing mismatch between mobility demand and transport services. Although a variety of public policies have been introduced to ease the situation of the transport network, the measures are still lagging behind the pace of urban growth. A reliable method to accurately analyze the conditions of the current land use and road network system as well as to identify serious linkage problems between them has been lacking. The investigation will provide important information in addressing critical problems in the urban transport system and seeking solutions that best match the mobility demand. With the recent advancement of Global Positioning System (GPS), we explore in this project the possibility of using GPS data to develop such a method.
  • Research on Quantitative Recognition and Optimal Control of Urban Production – Living – Eco Space Sustainable Development

    Guangdong LI, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS

    • Region:Beijing, PRC
    • Keywords:Urban Planning, Urban Space Restructure
    Urban space restructuring has been a core issue focused by urban researchers in China and abroad. The fast urbanization being experienced in China makes it very urgent to explore the best pathway of urban space restructuring favorable to China. On such basis this project tries to provide theoretical and field support to China’s urban space planning and development through a brand new urban space dividing concept and optimal control technologies. The project objective is to quantitatively define the major functions of urban production – living – eco space, to explore the pathway for optimal configuration for urban production – living – eco space based on marginal benefit model, simulate the dynamic changing landscape of urban production – living – eco space, and finally take the example of Shanghai city as pilot to explore the pathway for scientific and reasonable control.
  • Better Streets and Life for All: An Investigation of Street Trading Activities in China

    Ke CHEN, Assistant Professor of East Tennessee State University

    • Region:China
    • Keywords:Street Trading Activies, Urban Planning and Management
    In our proposed research, we plan to investigate some fundamental problems in the development of street trading activities and the corresponding regulative practices in Chinese cities, with the aim to build better streets for all urban residents. To accomplish these research goals, this research will include a wide variety of methods, including newspaper, documentary, and policy research, street observation and counts, spatial analysis, questionnaire surveys on street peddlers, and interviews with city officials, police and extension workers, and city residents.
  • Study on the Spatial Organization and the Mechanism of Producer Services in Chinese Cities

    Huaxiang LI, Postdoctor,School of Public Administration, Tsinghua University

    • Region:Beijing, Weifang, Datong and other 200 cities in China
    • Keywords:Spatial Organization, Machanism of Producer Services
    The theme of the project is about producer services. The project studies on the spatial organization and its mechanism in Chinese cities. The objectives of the project contribute to optimizing the layout of urbanization, and provide a meaningful exploration and decision support about urbanization and producer services’ interactive healthy development.
  • One Country, Multiple Urban Systems: Focusing on Bimodality in China's City-Size Distribution

    Xin LI, Visting Assistant Professor, Columbia University

    • Region:Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou,China
    • Keywords:Bimodality, City-size Distribution
    In this study, we extend the work by Nam and Reilly (2013) to build an urbanization forecast model that works better for China. Our study’s main contribution is twofold. First is our challenge to the conventional view that one country necessarily develops a single integrated urban system. One of our research goals is to demonstrate that China has so far developed at least two independent urban hierarchies. We believe this finding will be a significant addition to the existing literature in the fields of urban and regional studies and geography. The second is the high applicability of our model to various fields and projects. Our model developed from past data can be easily extended for predictive analysis of China’s urbanization at the level of 0.25°×0.25°, in conjunction with other economic simulation models.
  • A New Form of Urbanization through the Development of Express Subway Trains

    Yinhu LI, Consultant in Quanzhi Technical Consulting Company

    • Region:Beijing, New York and etc
    • Keywords:Express Subway Trains, Real Estate Economics
    Acceleration of urbanization is indicated in the report of 18th National Congress of Chinese Communist Party and “12th five-year plan” of economic and social development. However, expensive real estate, traffic jam and air pollution are the key problems of urbanization. They are not solved in a systematic way in previous policy. This article analyzed the mechanism of high price of real estate, introduced the theory of real estate economics, and compared similar subway system of New York City to get the conclusion. Express subway train can improve traffic system, lower the price of real estate, alleviate air pollution and speed up urbanization in a green and healthy way. This article demonstrated engineering and financial feasibility of express train too. It can provide guidance to on-going subway projects in cities in China.
  • Towards Higher Quality of Urban Life: Building an Index to Better Match Public Service Supply and Demand

    Siqi ZHENG, Deputy Head and Associate Professor, Department of Construction Management, Tsinghua University

    • Region:Beijing, China
    • Keywords:Public Service Supply
    The project aims to support policy-making for supply of urban public services by providing quantitative analysis and visualization tools for analyzing the current situation of supply/demand of services, and for evaluating site selection of schools, subway stations, hospitals and other public service facilities. The research will analyze the quality of public services such as schools, hospitals, parks, and bus/subway stations in each of the 1191 Transportation Analysis Zones (TAZ) within the city and the degree of spatial match with residents’ demand. In order to measure the spatial distribution of public service quality and the matching of supply and demand, a scientific scoring methodology and a quantitative index system will be developed. The empirical analysis will be conducted in Beijing and the data mainly comes from the team’s previous research.
  • Water Resources Constraint and Optimizing Strategy during Chinese Urbanism

    Danming ZHANG, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University

    • Region:600 Cities in China
    • Keywords:Urban Layout, Population Distribution, Water Management Strategy
    This research intends to optimize urban development strategy (urban layout and population distribution) and water management strategy considering the challenge of water resource constraints. First, the research will summarize the background of Chinese water resource conditions through DEM and annual precipitation data analysis. Second, spatial patterns in urban water resource conditions will be analyzed based on the statistical data from China City Statistic Yearbook and other sources. Further, this research will categorize around 600 study cities (depends on data collected) to identify corresponding water resource constraints of different categories. Generally, the data are drawn from two categories: (1) GIS data including SRTM data or ASTER GDEM data, annual precipitation data of China from international and national database; (2) water-related statistical data from China City Statistic Yearbook and public statistical reports of the specific cities. Finally, based on the analysis of water resource constraints, this research will suggest options to optimize water management for Chinese urban development.
  • Linking the Provision of Public Rental Housing with the Sustainable Redevelopment of “City Villages”

    Yanliu LIN, Postdoctoral Researcher, Utrecht University

    • Region:China
    • Keywords:Public Rental Housing, Sustainable Redevelopment, City Villages
    The research aims to explore a new redevelopment model that links the provision of public rental housing with the sustainable redevelopment of “City Villages.” Through literature review and case studies, the model will be developed based on understanding the issues and opportunities of “City Villages” and the linkages between the provision of public rental housing and the redevelopment of “City Villages”. The analysis will focus on the problems and opportunities of “City Villages” in Chinese cities, the problems of public rental housing construction and the existing projects that combine the redevelopment of “City Villages” with the provision of public rental housing. International debates on the regeneration of immigration communities and the provision of social housing will also provide a theoretical base and practical experiences. The research results are of practical significance to deal with migrant housing issues and to promote sustainable urbanization. Suggestions will be given to policy-makers and the new redevelopment model can be directly used in planning practices.
  • Farmland Use Management Mechanism and Balancing Urban-Rural Development-A Comparative Study of China and Indonesia

    Yumin YE, Professor, Ph.D. Supervisor, Director, Department of Urban Planning and Management, Renmin University of China

    • Region:China, Indonesia
    • Keywords:Farmland Use Management Mechanism,Urban-Rural Development, Comparative Study
    This project aims at a comparative study of China and Indonesia centered on farmland use and its management system. Based on "farmland use transfer" and "cultivated land conversion" concepts, the research seeks to analyze the impact of farmland property system and government management system on agricultural operations, farmers' income, and urban-rural spatial form. It compares contexts and approaches of the reform of farmland use management system in Chengdu and Yogyakarta, two typical cities in China and Indonesia and aims to provide experiences and recommendations to both cities.
  • Research on Modes of Urban Disaster Risk Management

    Hua SHEN, Research Associate, Institute of Policy and Management, Chinese Academy of Sciences

    • Region:China
    • Keywords:Urban Disaster Risk Management
    The project will study how cities may organize urban risk management by analyzing the position and roles of government departments, NGOs and citizens in managing various kinds of risks. It will develop an indicator system to describe urban risks and define options to integrate risk management into urban management. The project will try to develop an effective risk management framework taking Beijing as an example.
  • The Study of Using Big Data Technology to Support Smart City's High Decision Making and Industry Development Strategy —— A Showcase of Xi'an Xixian New High-Tech Area's Big Data Industry Park

    Wei HUANG, Professor and Dean, School of Management, Xi'an Jiaotong University

    • Region:Xi'an, PRC
    • Keywords:Big Data, Smart City
    This research depends on the FengXi New City big data industry park development proposal. It is the big data industry park construction project of Xi’an Xixian New Area’s national population data statistics center. Using Big Data/data science & quality research to tell city governmental officers how to make use of big data/data science tools like dashboard, scorecard, drill-down, Business analytics tools, help to make smarter decisions and enhance smart city governance for smart city. Through using a small set of data, or sample data, to do "Shi-Fan" (the study of the best practices of using Big Data tools of the world to support smarter pub-sector's decision-making) specific and practical guidance will be provided for smart city mayors in Xi'an as well as other cities of the country.
  • Urban Financing in Under-developed Regions in China: Case Study of Guizhou Province

    Ji YANG, Director, Finance Office of Guiyang City, Guizhou Province

    • Region:Guiyang, PRC
    • Keywords:Urban Financing, Case Study
    The topic selected here is the less-developed regions in China as the research target, to conduct analysis seeking for financing model and pathway favorable to townization development. The requestor of project has been long-time involved in local government financing activities, and used to lead special research projects on regional financing risk and control. He has many research reports publications and has extensive field and theoretical experiences.
  • Customer-oriented Smart City Development Strategy and Public Participation Model

    Nan ZHANG, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University

    • Region:China
    • Keywords:Customer-oriented, Smart City and Public Participation Model
    Development of smart city shall not be perceived as the reform of information system technologies and functions during urban IT progression, but the reform of entire thinking on social development and urban development. On the framework of smart city, the perception and cognition of human beings are not any more separated from the system, but part of it. Without human being’s involvement, it cannot be truly “smart”. Public involvement and user innovation is not only the core that distinguishes smart city from digital city and others, but also vitality of future development of smart city. The meaning of this research project is to further verify the smart city development strategy with public involvement as the core through theoretical exploration and on-site research works.
  • Historical Heritage Preservation Oriented Planning Management Optimization in China's Rapid Urbanization: A Case Study on Luoyang City, Henan Province

    Dr. Chengzhi YIN, School of Public Policy & Management,Tsinghua University

    • Region:Henan, PRC
    • Keywords:Historical Heritage Preservation, City Planning
    This project identifies existing problems and relevant issues of urban planning management in historical heritage preservation inLuoyang, the antique capital and heritage city. Based on a systematic analysis, a practical model of planning management will be proposed to optimize the effectiveness and efficiency ofLuoyang's historical heritage preservation. The output of the research may directly serve planning management inLuoyang.
  • Transit Synergized Development, Framework for a Smart, Low-Carbon, Eco-City

    James S. Lee, iContinuum Group Ltd.,Hong Kong

    • Region:Mainland China, Hongkong and Singapore
    • Keywords:Transit Synergized Development, Smart City, Low Carbon City
    This project proposes a new model of developing next-generation transit cities in China. Transit Synergized Development (TSD) is predicated on the integrated planning, development, and management of transit districts, unleashing the synergy between urban development, transit development, and sustainable development. Leveraging the higher intensity of developments typically associated with transit districts, TSD incorporates advanced IT, energy, and environmental technologies to make transit districts smarter, greener, and more energy-efficient, and by extension, to transform the transit network as a whole into a framework for a Smart, Low-Carbon, Eco-City.
  • How to Reduce Carbon Emissions Caused by Urban Energy Use: Path and Potential of Shanghai

    Fangyi LI, Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

    • Region:Shanghai, China
    • Keywords:Urban Energy Use, Low Carbon
    This project aims to identify the connection between carbon emissions, macro social-economical factors, and micro industrial factors of cities. Using Shanghai as a case study city, structural decomposition analysis will be conducted to analyze the impact factors of carbon emission. Through modeling energy consumption and resulting environmental effects under different low carbon energy utilization scenarios and cost-benefits analysis of carbon reduction policies, the project proposes an energy utilization model for the low-carbonization of cities.
  • The Mechanism and Management Policies of Urban Layout and Urban CO2 Efficiency in China

    Dr. Yong LIU, College of Management and Economics, Tianjin University

    • Region:30 cities in China
    • Keywords:Urban Layout, Urban CO2 Efficiency
    This project analyzes the mechanism and management policies of urban layout and CO2 efficiency inChina. Quantitative indicators relating to urban layout (form ratio, compactness ratio, and elongation ratio) and urban CO2 efficiency are selected and quantified using remote sensing and panel data model methods. According to data from 30 cities inChina, the mechanism between urban layout and urban CO2 efficiency is explored. Based on that, the project suggests how to promote urban CO2 efficiency and special planning.
  • Assessing Local Implementation Process of Affordable Housing Policy in China: The Case of Cheap Rental Housing Program

    Principal Investigator: Zhilin LIU, Associate Professor, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

    • Region:Beijing, Guizhou, Hubei, Jiangsu, Hebei and Xinjiang, PRC
    • Keywords:Affordable Housing Policy, Cheap Rental Housing Program
    This proposed study aims to assess local implementation process of the Cheap Rental Housing Program (lianzu zhufang zhengce) with emphasis on the central-local institutional arrangement that affects the strategic behavior of local governments. Through comparative case studies, we hope to reveal: 1) how city governments have responded to the top-down mandate such as implementing the Cheap Rental Housing Program, 2) to what extent current fiscal incentive-political accountability mechanism has been effective in promoting better local implementation as well as local policy innovations. Empirical findings will form the basis for suggesting possible improvement of the institutional framework to ensure self-enforcing implementation of national affordable housing policy.
  • Using Natural and Cultural Heritage for Low-Carbon Sustainable Urban Development in Libo County, Guizhou

    Dr. Jyoti Hosagrahar, Sustainable Urbanism International, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University

    • Region:Guizhou, China
    • Keywords:Low-Carbon, Sustainable Urban Development
    This project aims to develop integrative strategies for low-carbon urban development that are sensitive to the cultural dimensions of urban ecosystems with particular emphases on cultural and natural heritage. It proposes an approach to heritage-sensitive design, planning, and development in urban areas as a way of nurturing and safeguarding cultural heritage while supporting the aspirations and needs of modernization in urban areas.
  • Socio-economical Drivers for Urban Metabolisms of Hong Kong and Shenzhen

    Dr. Shi HAN, Department of Public and Social Administration, City University of Hong Kong

    • Region:Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China
    • Keywords:Urban Metabolism, Comparative Study
    The primary objective of this research is to improve our understanding of the historic transformations of urban metabolisms of Hong Kong and Shenzhen and the underlying socio-economic drivers for their transformations. By confining the system boundary to Hong Kong and Shenzhen, the research will aim to conduct a comparative examination of the evolving structure and function of two socio-ecological systems related through resource exchanges and geographic proximity and characterized by different, yet comparable, development trajectories.
  • An Alternative Design Model for Sustainable Urbanism of a Chinese Third-Tier City: Design Proposal for Gulin New Town Plan

    Richard Plunz, Urban Design Program, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University

    • Region:Gulin, China
    • Keywords:Design Schemes, Sustainable Urbanism
    The project reviews several existing design schemes and suggests an alternative design model that addresses Gulin’s ecological, cultural, and economic sustainability concerns. Because the planned Gulin New Town will occupy land formerly used for agriculture, the proposed research must contribute to the knowledge of sustainable planning at both regional and city levels and their relationship to sustainable agricultural developments. At the same time, it can serve as a pilot study for a more sustainable urbanism in response to China’s speed and scale of urbanization.
  • Bridging the Gaps between Zones of Production and Consumption: Spatial Implications of Industrial Restructuring and Residential Block Development in the Tumen area of Xi’an

    Dr. Xiaodong KOU, Lianhu District Urban Development Research Center

    • Region:Xi'an, China
    • Keywords:KPI System, Industrial Restructuring, Residential Block Development
    The study will have both near-term benefits for the Lianhu district, with findings that can be incorporated into the future Tumen area redevelopment plan, and a long-term impact, as the methodologies will be carried forward by the Lianhu District Urban Development Research Center. The investigators will also work closely with the Tumen Urban Redevelopment Commission Directing Office to integrate their identified challenges into the research. Based on the above evidence, the study will develop a list of key performance indicators (KPIs) to gauge industrial-residential integration and sustainable district-scale development. The indicators will lead to specific guidelines for industrial blocks to be upgraded or redeveloped. This KPI system will also be an on-going evaluation tool to guide and assess the progress of local development.
  • The Perception of Social Inequality and Associated Action Patterns of the New Generation of Migrant Workers

    Huang HE, University of Kent; Long Shuqin, Southeast University; Yang Chunhua,Changzhou Institute of Technology; Qiu Youyun, Hangzhou Normal University

    • Region:China
    • Keywords:Social Inequality, Associated Action Patterns, New Generation of Migrant Workers
    The objective of the research is to verify and compare some of the hypotheses and empirical research results on social inequality and social movements. The research will not only contribute additional theoretical knowledge to these areas, but also introduce new empirical research results about the new generation of migrant workers’ attitudes and actions in response to social inequality. The research will focus on generating actionable results that could be helpful in the administration of migrant worker support programs by local governments, thus supporting them in their goal of creating social harmony.
  • Bicycle Suitability Index Research for Chinese Cities

    Cao NAN (Urbanist); Jianfeng HE (Urban Planner/Transport Policy and Planning)

    • Region:China
    • Keywords:Bicycle System, Sustainable Urban Transport
    The goal of this research is to discover which kinds of cities in China are suitable for integration of a bicycle system in order to promote sustainable urban transport. This research will aid the development of a bicycle suitability index model that weighs related factors, such as city scale, urban structure, public transport systems, travel patterns and distances, geography, and climate. The index can serve as a guide to assess the suitability and feasibility of an integrated bicycle system in Chinese cities in order to achieve an efficient, low-carbon, and sustainable urban transport system.
  • The Role of Urban Planning in Sustainable Housing Development: The Case of Hangzhou Metropolitan Area

    Jin XUE, Aalborg University

    • Region:Hangzhou, China
    • Keywords:Urban Planning, Housing Policy, Case Study
    The objective of this research is to investigate how urban planning influences the sustainability of housing development in the Hangzhou Metropolitan Area. Specifically, the project aims to: (1) examine which aspects and how much of the knowledge about sustainable housing is applied in urban planning; (2) evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of Hangzhou urban planning in dealing with the challenges of sustainable housing development
  • China Dream Survey

    Peggy LIU, JUCCCE

    • Region:China
    • Keywords:Consumer Attitudes, Natural Resources, China Dream
    This research examines how changing consumer attitudes impact natural resources. JUCCCE will conduct a qualitative survey on how Chinese consumers define prosperity, minimum requirements for “face”, quality, and wastefulness in different lifestyle categories. This baseline information will allow us to “redefine prosperity” and advocate a specific vision of a green “China Dream”. We will then analyze a variety of “what if” consumption scenarios. Examples might include…What if 20% more Chinese were to buy a flat screen TV and car? What if 30% more Chinese went on an overseas flight for leisure each year? What if 10% more Chinese owned a luxury car and a parking space?
  • 中国保障性住房政策的地方实施:以廉租住房政策为例

    项目负责人: 刘志林 清华大学公共管理学院副教授

    • 研究地域:中国
    • 关 键 词 :保障性住房政策的地方实施
    2本项目旨在基于中央地方关系的角度对廉租住房政策的地方实施过程进行评估,揭示影响地方政府的政策实施行为的制度性要素。通过比较案例分析等方法,本研究重点探讨:1)地方政府在响应自上而下的廉租住房建设任务时的具体决策过程与政策实施行为的表现如何?2)目前我国中央政府采用的财政激励与行政问责结合的政策工具在多大程度上促进了地方政策实施及政策创新?基于对上述问题的回答,本研究希望提出完善保障性政策实施的顶层制度设计、促进政策的自我实施机制的相关政策建议。
  • 中国保障性住房政策的地方实施:以廉租住房政策为例

    项目负责人: 刘志林 清华大学公共管理学院副教授

    • 研究地域:中国
    • 关 键 词 :保障性住房政策的地方实施
    本项目旨在基于中央地方关系的角度对廉租住房政策的地方实施过程进行评估,揭示影响地方政府的政策实施行为的制度性要素。通过比较案例分析等方法,本研究重点探讨:1)地方政府在响应自上而下的廉租住房建设任务时的具体决策过程与政策实施行为的表现如何?2)目前我国中央政府采用的财政激励与行政问责结合的政策工具在多大程度上促进了地方政策实施及政策创新?基于对上述问题的回答,本研究希望提出完善保障性政策实施的顶层制度设计、促进政策的自我实施机制的相关政策建议。
  • 中国保障性住房政策的地方实施:以廉租住房政策为例

    项目负责人: 刘志林 清华大学公共管理学院副教授

    • 研究地域:中国
    • 关 键 词 :保障性住房政策的地方实施
    本项目旨在基于中央地方关系的角度对廉租住房政策的地方实施过程进行评估,揭示影响地方政府的政策实施行为的制度性要素。通过比较案例分析等方法,本研究重点探讨:1)地方政府在响应自上而下的廉租住房建设任务时的具体决策过程与政策实施行为的表现如何?2)目前我国中央政府采用的财政激励与行政问责结合的政策工具在多大程度上促进了地方政策实施及政策创新?基于对上述问题的回答,本研究希望提出完善保障性政策实施的顶层制度设计、促进政策的自我实施机制的相关政策建议。
  • 中国保障性住房政策的地方实施:以廉租住房政策为例

    项目负责人: 刘志林 清华大学公共管理学院副教授

    • 研究地域:中国
    • 关 键 词 :保障性住房政策的地方实施
    本项目旨在基于中央地方关系的角度对廉租住房政策的地方实施过程进行评估,揭示影响地方政府的政策实施行为的制度性要素。通过比较案例分析等方法,本研究重点探讨:1)地方政府在响应自上而下的廉租住房建设任务时的具体决策过程与政策实施行为的表现如何?2)目前我国中央政府采用的财政激励与行政问责结合的政策工具在多大程度上促进了地方政策实施及政策创新?基于对上述问题的回答,本研究希望提出完善保障性政策实施的顶层制度设计、促进政策的自我实施机制的相关政策建议。
  • 中国保障性住房政策的地方实施:以廉租住房政策为例

    项目负责人: 刘志林 清华大学公共管理学院副教授

    • 研究地域:中国
    • 关 键 词 :保障性住房政策的地方实施
    本项目旨在基于中央地方关系的角度对廉租住房政策的地方实施过程进行评估,揭示影响地方政府的政策实施行为的制度性要素。通过比较案例分析等方法,本研究重点探讨:1)地方政府在响应自上而下的廉租住房建设任务时的具体决策过程与政策实施行为的表现如何?2)目前我国中央政府采用的财政激励与行政问责结合的政策工具在多大程度上促进了地方政策实施及政策创新?基于对上述问题的回答,本研究希望提出完善保障性政策实施的顶层制度设计、促进政策的自我实施机制的相关政策建议。
  • 中国保障性住房政策的地方实施:以廉租住房政策为例

    项目负责人: 刘志林 清华大学公共管理学院副教授

    • 研究地域:中国
    • 关 键 词 :保障性住房政策的地方实施
    本项目旨在基于中央地方关系的角度对廉租住房政策的地方实施过程进行评估,揭示影响地方政府的政策实施行为的制度性要素。通过比较案例分析等方法,本研究重点探讨:1)地方政府在响应自上而下的廉租住房建设任务时的具体决策过程与政策实施行为的表现如何?2)目前我国中央政府采用的财政激励与行政问责结合的政策工具在多大程度上促进了地方政策实施及政策创新?基于对上述问题的回答,本研究希望提出完善保障性政策实施的顶层制度设计、促进政策的自我实施机制的相关政策建议。
  • 中国保障性住房政策的地方实施:以廉租住房政策为例

    项目负责人: 刘志林 清华大学公共管理学院副教授

    • 研究地域:中国
    • 关 键 词 :保障性住房政策的地方实施
    3本项目旨在基于中央地方关系的角度对廉租住房政策的地方实施过程进行评估,揭示影响地方政府的政策实施行为的制度性要素。通过比较案例分析等方法,本研究重点探讨:1)地方政府在响应自上而下的廉租住房建设任务时的具体决策过程与政策实施行为的表现如何?2)目前我国中央政府采用的财政激励与行政问责结合的政策工具在多大程度上促进了地方政策实施及政策创新?基于对上述问题的回答,本研究希望提出完善保障性政策实施的顶层制度设计、促进政策的自我实施机制的相关政策建议。
  • 中国保障性住房政策的地方实施:以廉租住房政策为例

    项目负责人: 刘志林 清华大学公共管理学院副教授

    • 研究地域:中国
    • 关 键 词 :保障性住房政策的地方实施
    本项目旨在基于中央地方关系的角度对廉租住房政策的地方实施过程进行评估,揭示影响地方政府的政策实施行为的制度性要素。通过比较案例分析等方法,本研究重点探讨:1)地方政府在响应自上而下的廉租住房建设任务时的具体决策过程与政策实施行为的表现如何?2)目前我国中央政府采用的财政激励与行政问责结合的政策工具在多大程度上促进了地方政策实施及政策创新?基于对上述问题的回答,本研究希望提出完善保障性政策实施的顶层制度设计、促进政策的自我实施机制的相关政策建议。
  • 中国保障性住房政策的地方实施:以廉租住房政策为例

    项目负责人: 刘志林 清华大学公共管理学院副教授

    • 研究地域:中国
    • 关 键 词 :保障性住房政策的地方实施
    本项目旨在基于中央地方关系的角度对廉租住房政策的地方实施过程进行评估,揭示影响地方政府的政策实施行为的制度性要素。通过比较案例分析等方法,本研究重点探讨:1)地方政府在响应自上而下的廉租住房建设任务时的具体决策过程与政策实施行为的表现如何?2)目前我国中央政府采用的财政激励与行政问责结合的政策工具在多大程度上促进了地方政策实施及政策创新?基于对上述问题的回答,本研究希望提出完善保障性政策实施的顶层制度设计、促进政策的自我实施机制的相关政策建议。
  • 中国保障性住房政策的地方实施:以廉租住房政策为例

    项目负责人: 刘志林 清华大学公共管理学院副教授

    • 研究地域:中国
    • 关 键 词 :保障性住房政策的地方实施
    本项目旨在基于中央地方关系的角度对廉租住房政策的地方实施过程进行评估,揭示影响地方政府的政策实施行为的制度性要素。通过比较案例分析等方法,本研究重点探讨:1)地方政府在响应自上而下的廉租住房建设任务时的具体决策过程与政策实施行为的表现如何?2)目前我国中央政府采用的财政激励与行政问责结合的政策工具在多大程度上促进了地方政策实施及政策创新?基于对上述问题的回答,本研究希望提出完善保障性政策实施的顶层制度设计、促进政策的自我实施机制的相关政策建议。
  • 中国保障性住房政策的地方实施:以廉租住房政策为例

    项目负责人: 刘志林 清华大学公共管理学院副教授

    • 研究地域:中国
    • 关 键 词 :保障性住房政策的地方实施
    本项目旨在基于中央地方关系的角度对廉租住房政策的地方实施过程进行评估,揭示影响地方政府的政策实施行为的制度性要素。通过比较案例分析等方法,本研究重点探讨:1)地方政府在响应自上而下的廉租住房建设任务时的具体决策过程与政策实施行为的表现如何?2)目前我国中央政府采用的财政激励与行政问责结合的政策工具在多大程度上促进了地方政策实施及政策创新?基于对上述问题的回答,本研究希望提出完善保障性政策实施的顶层制度设计、促进政策的自我实施机制的相关政策建议。
  • 中国保障性住房政策的地方实施:以廉租住房政策为例

    项目负责人: 刘志林 清华大学公共管理学院副教授

    • 研究地域:中国
    • 关 键 词 :保障性住房政策的地方实施
    本项目旨在基于中央地方关系的角度对廉租住房政策的地方实施过程进行评估,揭示影响地方政府的政策实施行为的制度性要素。通过比较案例分析等方法,本研究重点探讨:1)地方政府在响应自上而下的廉租住房建设任务时的具体决策过程与政策实施行为的表现如何?2)目前我国中央政府采用的财政激励与行政问责结合的政策工具在多大程度上促进了地方政策实施及政策创新?基于对上述问题的回答,本研究希望提出完善保障性政策实施的顶层制度设计、促进政策的自我实施机制的相关政策建议。
  • 中国保障性住房政策的地方实施:以廉租住房政策为例

    项目负责人: 刘志林 清华大学公共管理学院副教授

    • 研究地域:中国
    • 关 键 词 :保障性住房政策的地方实施
    4本项目旨在基于中央地方关系的角度对廉租住房政策的地方实施过程进行评估,揭示影响地方政府的政策实施行为的制度性要素。通过比较案例分析等方法,本研究重点探讨:1)地方政府在响应自上而下的廉租住房建设任务时的具体决策过程与政策实施行为的表现如何?2)目前我国中央政府采用的财政激励与行政问责结合的政策工具在多大程度上促进了地方政策实施及政策创新?基于对上述问题的回答,本研究希望提出完善保障性政策实施的顶层制度设计、促进政策的自我实施机制的相关政策建议。
  • 中国保障性住房政策的地方实施:以廉租住房政策为例

    项目负责人: 刘志林 清华大学公共管理学院副教授

    • 研究地域:中国
    • 关 键 词 :保障性住房政策的地方实施
    本项目旨在基于中央地方关系的角度对廉租住房政策的地方实施过程进行评估,揭示影响地方政府的政策实施行为的制度性要素。通过比较案例分析等方法,本研究重点探讨:1)地方政府在响应自上而下的廉租住房建设任务时的具体决策过程与政策实施行为的表现如何?2)目前我国中央政府采用的财政激励与行政问责结合的政策工具在多大程度上促进了地方政策实施及政策创新?基于对上述问题的回答,本研究希望提出完善保障性政策实施的顶层制度设计、促进政策的自我实施机制的相关政策建议。
  • 中国保障性住房政策的地方实施:以廉租住房政策为例

    项目负责人: 刘志林 清华大学公共管理学院副教授

    • 研究地域:中国
    • 关 键 词 :保障性住房政策的地方实施
    本项目旨在基于中央地方关系的角度对廉租住房政策的地方实施过程进行评估,揭示影响地方政府的政策实施行为的制度性要素。通过比较案例分析等方法,本研究重点探讨:1)地方政府在响应自上而下的廉租住房建设任务时的具体决策过程与政策实施行为的表现如何?2)目前我国中央政府采用的财政激励与行政问责结合的政策工具在多大程度上促进了地方政策实施及政策创新?基于对上述问题的回答,本研究希望提出完善保障性政策实施的顶层制度设计、促进政策的自我实施机制的相关政策建议。
  • 中国保障性住房政策的地方实施:以廉租住房政策为例

    项目负责人: 刘志林 清华大学公共管理学院副教授

    • 研究地域:中国
    • 关 键 词 :保障性住房政策的地方实施
    本项目旨在基于中央地方关系的角度对廉租住房政策的地方实施过程进行评估,揭示影响地方政府的政策实施行为的制度性要素。通过比较案例分析等方法,本研究重点探讨:1)地方政府在响应自上而下的廉租住房建设任务时的具体决策过程与政策实施行为的表现如何?2)目前我国中央政府采用的财政激励与行政问责结合的政策工具在多大程度上促进了地方政策实施及政策创新?基于对上述问题的回答,本研究希望提出完善保障性政策实施的顶层制度设计、促进政策的自我实施机制的相关政策建议。
  • 中国保障性住房政策的地方实施:以廉租住房政策为例

    项目负责人: 刘志林 清华大学公共管理学院副教授

    • 研究地域:中国
    • 关 键 词 :保障性住房政策的地方实施
    本项目旨在基于中央地方关系的角度对廉租住房政策的地方实施过程进行评估,揭示影响地方政府的政策实施行为的制度性要素。通过比较案例分析等方法,本研究重点探讨:1)地方政府在响应自上而下的廉租住房建设任务时的具体决策过程与政策实施行为的表现如何?2)目前我国中央政府采用的财政激励与行政问责结合的政策工具在多大程度上促进了地方政策实施及政策创新?基于对上述问题的回答,本研究希望提出完善保障性政策实施的顶层制度设计、促进政策的自我实施机制的相关政策建议。
  • 中国保障性住房政策的地方实施:以廉租住房政策为例

    项目负责人: 刘志林 清华大学公共管理学院副教授

    • 研究地域:中国
    • 关 键 词 :保障性住房政策的地方实施
    本项目旨在基于中央地方关系的角度对廉租住房政策的地方实施过程进行评估,揭示影响地方政府的政策实施行为的制度性要素。通过比较案例分析等方法,本研究重点探讨:1)地方政府在响应自上而下的廉租住房建设任务时的具体决策过程与政策实施行为的表现如何?2)目前我国中央政府采用的财政激励与行政问责结合的政策工具在多大程度上促进了地方政策实施及政策创新?基于对上述问题的回答,本研究希望提出完善保障性政策实施的顶层制度设计、促进政策的自我实施机制的相关政策建议。

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