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June 30, 2015

Robin Visser, Associate Professor, Associate Chair, and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Asian Studies and Deputy Director, Program on Chinese Cities

China has promoted sustainable urban development since the early 2000s, particularly new urbanism ideals of transit-oriented development (TOD) of satellite towns. Yet most experts indicate that these new cities ultimately fail to meet their sustainability goals. Robin Visser analyzes three case studies of Chinese “eco-city” development in the context of China’s rapidly evolving urbanization strategies.

TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

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