China’s Ghost Cities: Under-Occupied Developments in the World’s Most Populous Country

  • Idaliya Grigoryeva, Geography
    Coach House, Green College, UBC

    Monday, November 19, 8-9 pm
    in the series
    Green College Resident Members' Series
  • When we think about Chinese cities, images of overcrowded streets with skyscrapers often come to mind. But how about the town where the largest square in the world is located, eerily empty in bright daylight? Or can you picture an Eiffel Tower with a stack of hay in front of it and some agricultural lands in the background? These are scenes from China, where there are cities and towns with populations at 10-20% of their capacity. The media and the public now refer to them as ghost cities. Why are they empty? Why are they failing to attract residents? Is that a problem or an opportunity for people tired of overcrowded metropolitan areas?
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November 19th, 2018 from  8:00 PM to  9:00 PM
Coach House
6201 Cecil Green Park Rd
Green College, UBC
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
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