The symposium took place at the University of Westminster on 20-22 April as part of our ongoing collaboration with Chinese scholars from Tongji University (Shanghai) and Peking University (Beijing).
Among the issues covered by our Chinese guests and Westminster researchers were:
- the social and wellbeing benefits of urban infrastructure development
- the use of new forms of data for analysing functional urban zones and improving planning
- the design of liveable cities through a focus on children
- the role of festivals in promoting wellbeing and sustainability
Professor Simon Joss presented his latest co-authored publication Eco-city Development in China: Addressing the Policy Implementation Challenge, which sheds light on the gap between ambitious eco-city policy programmes and the reality of local development.