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5th Urban Culture in the Process of Urban Redevelopment: Experience of East Asia “Global City and Local Culture”
From:WHITRAP Shanghai   PublishDate:2014-11-01  Hits:1044
Date: November 1-2, 2014
Location: Tongli Town, Jiangsu Province, China
Host: College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, China
Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning & Design Institute (TJUPDI), China
Co-host: World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (WHITRAP Shanghai)
Support: Tongli Township Government, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China

Nowadays, global city (also called world city) is a city generally considered to be an important node in the global economic system. However, the process of globalization is supposed to bring about homogenization of the local cultures. This International Symposium focus on the relationship between globalization and localization in the process of urban redevelopment; the reflection on the role of historic/cultural resources in global city building; the experience on urban heritage conservation and renovation, etc. We intend to promote the comparative studies on these topics in different East-Asian global cities, especially Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Wonho Jang, Department of Sociology, University of Seoul, Korea
Kee-Bom Nahm, Department of Sociology, University of Seoul, Korea
Tetsuo MIZUKAMI, Department of Sociology, Rikkyo University, Japan
Yasushi MATSUMOTO, Department of Sociology, Rikkyo University, Japan
Yi HUANG, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, China
Xin Li, Vice-secretary, WHITRAP
Weijue ZHU, Department of Sociology, Tongji University, China
Hai YU, Department of Sociology, Fudan University, China
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