The City Episode August 13, 2013

Becoming Urban in Asia

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Urban scholar John Friedmann reflects on rapid urbanization in Asia
John Friedmann
Urban scholar John Friedmann (UBC and UCLA) reflects on how we're to make sense of rapid urbanization in Asia.

"The first half of the 21st century is anticipated to be a period of continuing large-scale urbanization in the developing world, with much of this occurring in Asian countries, especially China and India. This fundamental, on-going change in Asia presents, on the one hand, prospects for economic prosperity, new visions of an urban future and the potential for local democratization, and on the other, challenges of increasing economic and social inequities, increased resource consumption and environmental degradation. Underlying all these problems and possibilities are fundamental research challenges for scholars to consider."

Track Listing:

Hooded Fang · Gravez
The Ballantynes · Faith b/w Velvet