Urbanization: Problem or Panacea?

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Urbanization: Problem or Panacea?

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Monday, June 17, 2013 - 9:00am

CAMPAIGN: The Global Cities Initiative

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With China's economic boom has come massive urbanization on a scale never before seen in human history. The population of Beijing alone has nearly doubled since 2000 and is expected to surpass 30 million in the next decade.

To examine the prospects and challenges and of China's ongoing urbanization, the Global Cities Initiative, in partnership with the Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy, brought together government officials, civic, business and academic leaders at the recent 2013 J.P. Morgan China Summit in Beijing.

Read the background paper from the roundtable:  “Beijing as a Globally Fluent City”

Global Cities Initiative Chairman Richard M. Daley, Brookings Senior Fellow Dr. Wang Feng and Carnegie Endowment Senior Associate Dr. Yukon Huang participated in a discussion at the China Summit moderated by JPMorgan Chase Corporate Responsibility Head Peter L. Scher. (Watch video on the right.)

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The Global Cities Initiative aims to equip metropolitan leaders with the information, policy ideas and global connections they need to bolster their position within the global economy. The initiative combines the Brookings Institution’s deep expertise in fact-based, metropolitan-focused research and JPMorgan Chase’s longstanding commitment to investing in cities.