The Centre for Governance and Citizenship (CGC) of The Hong Kong Institute of Education is presenting to you a seminar on Urban Competitiveness and Regional City-to-city Cooperation in the Yangtze River Delta Region: a Case Study of Joint Development Zones by Dr. XIAN Shi, Post Doctoral Fellow of the Centre for Governance and Citizenship, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, on 21st January, 2013 (Monday), 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Room 03, Podium, Block B3 (B3-P-03), The Hong Kong Institute of Education (Tai Po Campus), 10 Lo Ping Road , Tai Po.
With the rise of cities as geographical units, there have been a growing number of municipal partnerships and networks. Government-led intercity cooperation at regional scale- regional city-to-city (C2C) cooperation booms in China in the last decade. Urban competitiveness serves as the asset of partner-cities and usually as one of the primary targets of the cooperation. However, there is a general lack of studies on the influence of urban competitiveness on regional C2C cooperation. Based on case studies of three C2C joint development zones in the Yangtze River Delta region, including the Jiangyin-Jingjiang Industrial Park of Jiangsu Province (江蘇江陰-靖江工業園), Suzhou-Suqian Industrial Park (蘇州宿遷工業園)and Shanghai Caohejing Hi-Tech Park Haining Sub-park (上海漕河涇新興技術開發區海寧分區), in this presentation Dr. Xian will explore the influence of urban competitiveness on regional C2C cooperation in China’s local context. As one of the most developed regions in China, the experiences in the Yangtze River Delta region can shed light on the development of other developing areas.
Dr. Xian is currently a Post Doctoral Fellow in the Centre for Governance and Citizenship at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. She obtained her Bachelor degree in Geography and Minor Diploma in International Finance from Nanjing University. She completed her Ph.D. degree at Department of Urban Planning and Design in the University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include urban and regional studies on China and governance and policy issues in Asia.
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