Asian Symposium: Urban Inequality III

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Urban Geography Specialty Group, China Specialty Group, Asian Geography Specialty Group
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Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 1:10 PM / 2:50 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Senate Room, Omni, West
Organizers: Yehua Dennis Wei
Chairs: Han Li


This special session provides comparative perspectives on urban inequality trends in different world regions. It examines patterns, structures, and dynamics of socio-economic and spatial inequalities in urban context. The premise is that inequality in cities has critical spatial dimensions: inequality is at once conditioned by and expressed in spatial context. This special session will examine spatial and temporal dimensions of socio-economic inequality, analyze the significance of urban context for inequality, and provide insights for urban planners and administrators to balance efficiency, equity and environment. We welcome articles that address questions such as the following:
• What is the nature of inequality trends in the city/cities in question? What are the temporal/spatial dynamics?
• What is the explanation for these inequality trends and, specifically, how do they relate to (a) urbanization trends, (b) the urban political economy of these cities, and (c) local/national urban policies?
• How is urban inequality manifested in residential segregation, spatial mismatch, housing inequality, digital divide, environmental injustice, and in general spatial inequality?
• What are the theoretical and policy implications of the research?


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Junsong Wang*, , Effects of Agglomeration, Regulations, and Technology on Pollutant Emissions in China: Integrating Spatial and Social Network Analysis 20 1:10 PM
Presenter DANDAN LI*, , Yehua Dennis Wei, University of Utah, Innovation Policies and Regional Development in China 20 1:30 PM
Presenter Canfei He, Peking University, Changda Yu*, Peking University, Shengjun Zhu, Peking University, Convergence and divergence: The spatial-temporal dynamics of urban export structural inequality in China 20 1:50 PM
Presenter Meitong Liu*, University of Utah, Yehua Dennis Wei, University of Utah, Han Li, University of Miami, Yangyi Wu, University of Utah, Environmental Cost and Environmental Justice of Air Pollution in China 20 2:10 PM
Presenter Yangyi Wu*, University of Utah, Amenity, Firm Distribution, and Creativity of Producer Service Industries in Shanghai: A Perspective from Open Data 20 2:30 PM

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