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中法联合学院联合大讲堂“谈天说地”系列讲座第15讲 

发布时间:2019-06-24  作者:

讲座题目:Global Urban and Megacities Contemporary Development and Implication to China

主讲人:Dr. Simon Xiaobin Zhao(赵晓斌副教授),香港大学地理系

主持人:地理与空间信息技术系主任马仁锋副教授

时间:6月24日16:00-17:30

地点:植物园校区教学楼410室

讲座内容概要:In this study we ask two basic questions: will the megacity trend continue into the immediate and long-term future and why do more and more people continue to concentrate in the world’s biggest cities? Based on the UN dataset of all cities in the world with population 750,000 and a number of other datasets, and with an innovative application of the Gini coefficient, this study explores the on-going trends and patterns of contemporary human urban settlement over the past half century, particularly the phenomenal growth of megacities (10 million+) and their powerful “internal” and “external” driving forces. Key findings: 1) Cities around the world are becoming bigger and bigger, and megacities, the world’s biggest cities, are unleashed, with a clear divergence between “mega-local cities”, mainly located in developing countries, and “mega-global cities”, the more economically powerful cities in developed world; 2) an empirical ‘megacity relationship’ whereby a country or territory will potentially have one megacity for every 100 million people in the country; 3) powerful “internal” forces at work: the largest city of each country tends to dominate the urban structures of their respective countries and leads urban polarization growth first, giving an endogenous account as to why some cities, particular the largest cities become bigger and bigger; 4) major “external” forces: among the tested 20 and aggregated 5 variables, IT, and finance and business sectors are the key "external" factors driving the growth of cities and megacities, transforming “mega-local cities” to “mega-global cities”; 5) improved transport and telecommunication networks are also strong external factors driving megacity growth, which are contrast to common perceptions and most of existing literature. With all these foremost findings, we hope to make a modest but novel contribution to the literature and to our understanding of contemporary urban settlement in the past, present and future, as well as the implication on the future pattern of China urban development.

主讲人简介:赵晓斌,香港大学地理系副教授暨中国发展国际研究中心创始主任,英国University of Manchester哲学博士,曾为美国麻省理工学院、华盛顿大学的访问学者。他本科毕业于中山大学、硕士毕业于中科院地理所,曾在国家发展计划委员会任职并参与不少中国主要的建设项目和研究。他曾任香港政府中央政策组成员(泛珠三角发展委员会专家顾问),并兼任北京大学城市与设计学院教授,华东师范大学创新战略研究基地教授。赵博士在国际期刋发表超过百篇学术论文,其中SSCI源刊近70篇,是香港政府大学学术研究资助委员会、台湾和澳门学术研究资助委员会评审专家,更是三十多份国际著名学刊的评审专家。赵博士是中国政府及商界资深顾问并是国际上知名中国研究,中国城巿化和经济地理,国际金融中心(IFC)研究专家。赵博士早期曾受中央政府邀请作为全球华人著名学者之一给国家决策部门讲课,并直接为中央推出「西部发展战略」作出贡献。2004年,他被邀请为首届中国国际服务业论坛主讲嘉宾(国家副总理、发改委主任、Bill Gate等出席了大会), 2012年 赵晓斌博士成功以联席首席研究员身份取得香港特区政府及研究资助局(研资局)「主题研究计划」$1,500万港元资助项目《提升香港全球竞争能力,打造世界一流金融中心》,并为香港,北京,上海金融中心发展出谋献策。 同时,赵博士正统领香港大学另一战略主题研究计划《中国新型城镇化发展与产业升级研究》。

参会者:地理与空间信息技术系硕士生、本科生与教师,欢迎感兴趣的师生莅临。