Smart City

23 September 2020

Unveil Urbanization ‘Bubbles’ in China : Sustainable Urbanization in Theory and Policy

This chapter reflects the matching of urbanization demand and supply through the four-quadrant axis and completes the empirical analysis of China’s urbanization bubble in terms of land between 2006 and 2016.
23 September 2020

Safeguarding intangible heritage through edutainment in China’s creative urban environments

Dr LUO Yu of the Department of Chinese and History critically examines the role of edutainment in intangible heritage preservation.
11 October 2020


11 October 2020

Recent progress on innovative urban infrastructures system towards sustainable resource management

To address various emerging challenges and capture opportunities for urban transition from an infrastructure system innovation perspective, this Special Issue (“Urban infrastructures system for sustainable resource management”) of the journal highlighted recent progress on characterizing the sustainability of infrastructure system towards sustainable urban development and resource management.
11 October 2020

In the wake of the China-Africa ivory trade : more-than-human ethics across borders

Global responses to the hotly debated China-Africa ivory trade in the past decade offer an entry point to examine whether and how African elephants have come to matter in China ethically. This article highlights the complexity of more-than-human ethics across geographic spaces and politico-cultural boundaries.
11 October 2020

Correlating PM2.5 concentrations with air pollutant emissions : A longitudinal study of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region

This paper models the statistical relationship between PM2.5 concentration and air pollutant emissions (SO2, NOx, etc.), together with wind and neighboring transfer impacts at the city level, to identify ways of calculating intended maximum emission levels in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei area.
24 February 2021

New Methodology for Assessing Spatial Inequality Quantitatively

Spatial inequality in basic service provision can negatively affect living standards, economic security, and human rights, and have wide policy implications. Thus, the issue needs to be considered when developing strategic planning for smart city development. Professor ZHANG Xiaoling and her team presented a new methodology to evaluate the distribution of resources in metropolitan cities based on small-area-level analysis, and proved the effectiveness of this methodology using New York City as an empirical case.