Mr Yong Zhang


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My research explores the transformation of local governance associated with urban spatial development strategies in China's shift towards people-oriented urbanisation. Through a reworked theoretical scaffold of urban entrepreneurialism (and entrepreneurial city), I shall examine the Public and Private Partnership (PPP) and rural collective economic organisation shareholding reform towards an 'urban-cum-rural coordinated' development.  With an analytical focus on a small city in hinterland China, the research will also benefit the understanding of emerging 'ordinary' urbanism in the off-the-map global south.

External positions

Research Assistant at Department of Urban Planning and Design, University of Hong Kong

1 Sep 201631 Aug 2017

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2016 - Master of Planning, Urban and Regional Planning, Beijing University (Peking University) (2013 - 2016)
  • 2013 - Bachelor of Science, Geography, Sun Yat-sen University (2009 - 2013)

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