ADBI Special Session on Urbanization and Infrastructure at the Fifth International Workshop on Regional, Urban, and Spatial Economics | Asian Development Bank

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ADBI Special Session on Urbanization and Infrastructure at the Fifth International Workshop on Regional, Urban, and Spatial Economics

Event | 4 June 2016 Chengdu, People’s Republic of China

Purpose

ADBI will promote its flagship project on urbanization and infrastructure in Asia to help raise ADBI’s profile in academia.

Background

The Annual International Workshop on Regional, Urban, and Spatial Economics (RUSE) was launched in 2011 to increase the visibility of regional economics, urban economics, and spatial economics, and to develop a stronger research network among top scholars. It has been successfully hosted and organized by top Asian universities such as Peking University and Tsinghua University, People’s Republic of China (PRC), over the last 4 years.

This year, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics will host a 2-day RUSE workshop on 3–4 June in Chengdu, PRC. The themes include urban dynamics and transformation; urban networks and spatial interdependencies; housing markets—supply, demand, prices, and policies; firm and household location decisions; interaction between household finance and urban labor and housing markets; regional growth and development; labor markets and interregional and rural–urban migration; agglomeration and new economic geography; and environment, energy, and sustainable development.

The successful workshops warranted the attendance of editors from Journal of Regional Science, Papers in Regional Science, Real Estate Economics, Annals of Regional Science, Growth and Change, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, and Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences. The Journal of Economic and Social Geography will publish a special edition for this year’s workshop.

Objectives

The workshop will feature the following:

  • Keynote speech: Economic Effect of Infrastructure and Financing Methods
  • ADBI special session on urbanization and infrastructure, including three presentations:
    • A new financing model for housing and renewable finance
    • Urban sprawl in the PRC: The role of local government financing platforms
    • Economic complexity, connectivity, and regional resilience

Participants

Experts, academics, and policy makers.

Output

  • Strengthen the connection between ADBI and top scholars in urbanization
  • Promote ADBI research worldwide
  • Raise ADBI’s profile in academia

Language

English

Time of event

9:00 - 12:30