Over 100 papers delivered on the theme of China’s new urban agenda
Planning experts from across the world came to Manchester to attend a conference organised by the Manchester Urban Institute on the theme of China’s new urban agenda.
At the conference, delegates heard about Manchester’s recent transformation, its pioneering approaches to regional governance, and the need to balance economic growth with ensuring improvements in the quality of life of its residents. Attendees also heard how the city has benefitted from an influx of younger residents into the city centre, and how the region continues to benefit from the allocation of powers from central government.
Field trips to places including Salford Quays and Manchester United’s stadium ensured delegates were able to explore Greater Manchester’s cultural diversity and the effects of its ongoing urban renaissance and reinvigoration. With over 100 individual papers being delivered, the major international conference brought together experts from around the world who share a common interest in striving for a more sustainable urban future.
- You can read the full story on the University website, and read Professor Cecilia Wong's Spotlight On...featureabout the event in this week's eNews and on Humanities StaffNet.
- You can also see a selection of photos from the conference on MUI's Flickr feed.
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