In focus: China’s urbanization and the environmental dynamics of Chinese cities.
NYU’s Marron Center will host a Conversation on Urbanization with Paul Romer and Matthew Kahn on December 9 at 6 p.m. in the Abbe- Bogen Faculty Lounge at Stern.
Renowned urban and environmental economist Matthew Kahn sits down with Paul Romer for a new installment of the Conversations on Urbanization series. The event, free and open to the public, takes place in the Abbe-Bogen Faculty Lounge, NYU Stern School of Business, 44 West 4th St., New York, N.Y.
Romer and Kahn will take China’s urbanization and the environmental dynamics of Chinese cities as starting points for the conversation. Blue Skies over Beijing, Kahn’s forthcoming book with Siqi Zheng investigates the ways in which China's urban development affects local and global environmental challenges.
Using the historical evolution of American cities as a comparison, Khan and Zheng predict that as China's economy moves away from heavy manufacturing toward cleaner sectors, many of China's cities should experience environmental progress in upcoming decades.