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The Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights and our partner Resource Equity are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for our Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program. Through this program we seek to cultivate a network of qualified professionals from the…
By: Wade Shepard Date: January 27th 2016 Source: CityMetric A single house stood alone like an isolated island of Old China amid a flowing sea of rubble. The surrounding community of traditional style, single story brick houses had already been demolished, effectively erased from the slate of…
Date: February 6th 2016 Source: ShanghaiDaily.com BEIJING, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- China's cabinet on Saturday urged local governments to register migrant workers as urbanites and encourage farmers to buy homes in cities. With the exception of a few megacities, rural migrants should be allowed to…
By: Ming Lu Date: February 18th 2016 Source: Nikkei Asian Review Chinese leaders have announced plans to reform the country's household registration, or hukou, system to transform domestic migrant workers into local citizens of the cities where they work and live. Such a policy change would mark…
By: Faraz Haleem Date: February 22nd 2016 Source: China Business News The Chinese central authority issued guidelines for urban development and management The Chinese government has ramped up efforts to counter socioeconomic challenges, with an aim to sustain economic and social environment in the…
Date: February 24th 2016 Source: Shanghai Daily / Xinhua CHINA’S leaders have called for more to be done to facilitate “new-type urbanization,” saying fresh achievements must be made in the area this year. In an instruction, President Xi Jinping asked authorities to uphold the concepts of…
By: Qiao Long Date: February 24th 2016 Source: Radio Free Asia Traditional herding communities in a county-level district in China's northern region of Inner Mongolia have stepped up protests over the loss of their grasslands this week, local sources said. Ethnic Mongolian herders gathered in…
Date: 13 mars 2016 Source: L'Info.RE La Chine construit un pont écologique. Le plus grand pollueur de la planète a décidé de préserver la forêt environnante. Le pont, d’une longueur totale de quatre kilomètre a été construit l’année dernière, rapporte le site gentside.com. Il se trouve dans…
By: Wade Shepard Date: March 14th 2016 Source: Forbes Last year, I was giving a talk about China’s urbanization drive and new city building movement at a literary festival in Suzhou when a member of the audience asked a very astute question: “What is China going to do with these cities once…
By: Ming Tian Date: March 16th 2016 Source: CCTV How can China deal with this real estate glut - that 720 million square meters of unsold housing? Political advisors say urbanization may be the way.  Real estate developers are feeling the heat, especially in less developed areas of China. Large…
By: Wu Guoxiu Date: April 20th 2016 Source: CCTV.com     China's urbanization level has reached 56.1 percent, that's according to the first official urbanization report book compiled by the National Development and Reform Commission. The country also plans for more small and medium sized cities…
By: Yi Ming and Lü Bingbing Date: May 3rd 2016 Source: Women of China Over 94 percent of rural villages or communities in east China's Shandong Province have included women's names on rural land rights certificates, to safeguard their legal rights and interests, according to a Shandong Women's…