Friday, 20 of April of 2018


Public Engagements

A Rather Difficult Balancing Act.” Interview by

Urban Life in China’s Brave New World.” Seminar organized by the Comparative Urban Studies Program, Asia Program and China Environment Forum, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC, January 3, 2008 (webcast).

Voice of America (VOA) TV. Panelist on weekly news show ‘Pro and Con’ on the topic of “Can China Sustain Its Economic Growth Without Major Policy Changes?” January 5, 2007.


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“Migration and China’s Urban Transformation.” Tenth Annual Bob and Kim Griffin Building U.S.– China Bridges Lecture, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, February 9, 2011.

“Urban Infrastructure Financing and Economic Performance in China.” Conference on Cities and Economic Growth in Developing Countries, Organized by the International Growth Center, London School of Economics, December 16-17, 2010.

“Third Mission Stalled? Universities in China’s Technological Progress and Regional Development.” The Entrepreneurial University and the Academic Enterprise, Technology Transfer Society’s Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, November 12-13, 2010.

“Laying the Infrastructure for a Rising Global City.” Rutgers University, Confucius Institute, New Brunswick, NJ, April 28, 2010.

“Demographic Challenges in China.” Security Policy Studies Program of the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, DC, April 23, 2008.

“Innovation Diffusion between University and Industry in Urban China.” 49th Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 18-21, 2007.

“Creative Clusters and Dynamic Cities.” Fourth International Meeting of Cultural Professional Organizations, Madrid , Spain , May 9-11, 2005.

“Targeted Public Policies in Shanghai’s Path to a Knowledge-Based Economy.” Annual Conference of Research Committee 21 (RC21) on Sociology of Urban and Regional Development, International Sociological Association, Singapore, December 9-11, 2004.

“Rejuvenating a Cosmopolitan Culture: Globalization and Shanghai’s Cultural Strategies.” 44th Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. Baltimore, Maryland, November 2002.

“Migrant Housing in Urban China: Choices and Constraints.” World Planning Schools Congress. Shanghai, China, July 2001.

“Shanghai Rising in a Globalizing World.” Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers. New York, NY, March 2001.