Shanghai • New York Urban Research Forum


The Center for Applied Social and Economic Research (CASER) at NYU Shanghai is excited to announce the launch of Shanghai • New York Urban Research Forum for Fall Semester 2021. The Forum is composed of monthly lecture series by distinguished speakers from globally to discuss substantive topics on urban studies from multiple geographies and perspectives.


The Rise of Education-featured Gated Communities in Chinese Cities: (Re)producing the enterprising self via the entrepreneurial local state-capital nexus
Time: 8:00-9:30 pm, Thursday, February 24, 2022 (CST)
Speaker: Shenjing He, The University of Hong Kong

The “Innovation Complex”: Building the Urban Tech Economy
Time: 8:00-9:30 pm, Thursday, March 17, 2022
Speaker: Sharon Zukin, The City University of New York

Urban Socio-Economic Segregation and Income Inequality. A Global Perspective
Time: 8:00-9:30 pm, Thursday, April 14, 2022
Speaker: Maarten van Ham, Delft University of Technology

Spatial Dispersion of Low-skilled Chinese Immigrants in the United StatesUrban Socio-Economic Segregation and Income Inequality. A Global Perspective
Time: 8:30-10:00 pm, Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Speaker: Zai Liang, University at Albany, SUNY

The Post-Pandemic City
Time: 8:00-9:30 pm, Thursday, May 5, 2022
Speaker: Michael Batty, University College London

China’s Age of Abundance: Origins, Ascendance, and Aftermath
Time: 8:00-9:30 pm, Thursday, May 19, 2022
Speaker: Wang Feng, University of California, Irvine


Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life
Time: 8:30-10:00 pm, Thursday, September 30, 2021 (CST)
Speaker: Eric Klinenberg, New York University

The Impact of Suburbanization on Racial Segregation at a Metropolitan Scale, 1940-1970
Time: 8:00-9:30 pm, Thursday, October 28, 2021 (CST)
Speaker: John Logan, Brown University

Neighborhood Collective Efficacy: Its Intellectual History, Empirical Support, and Potential for Enhancing Cross-National Research
Time: 8:45-10:15 am, Saturday, November 20, 2021 (CST)
Speaker: Stephen W. Raudenbush, University of Chicago

Governing the Urban in China and India
Time: 9:00-10:00 pm, Thursday, December 2, 2021 (CST)
Speaker: Xuefei Ren, Michigan State University

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