Professor Zhigang Li: The Study of the Socio-Spatial Transformation in Post-Reform Urban China
|Starts:||16:00 26 Sep 2017|
|Ends:||18:00 26 Sep 2017|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||Manchester Urban Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students, General public|
Professor Zhigang Li is one of China's leading urban scholars and has recently finished his term as the Chinese Editor of Urban Studies (Sage). He is Dean of the School of Urban Design at Wuhan University,
Professor Li’s research focuses on the socio-spatial transformation of urban China and studying challenging issues such as residential segregation, integration and the satisfaction of migrants, and urban planning. He is known for his pioneering work on the study of African enclaves in China and has published well over 100 papers in English and Chinese journals such as Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Antipode, Urban Geography, Urban Studies, Eurasian Geography and Economics. He is also on the list of the most-cited Chinese researchers (Elsevier 2014, 2015) and has been the principal investigator of four research project funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), including the ‘Excellent Youth Foundation’ award (2014). Professor Li also received China’s ‘National Award for Young Geographers’ (2011) and ‘National Award for Young Planners’ (2013).
Manchester Urban Institute is delighted to welcome Professor Li, whose visit is being funded by the Hallsworth and Simon Visiting Professor scheme.
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