China: A New Approach to Efficient, Inclusive, Sustainable Urbanization
Date: Friday, April 11th, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET (17:00 – 18:30 GMT or convert time)
Location: World Bank Headquarters & Online
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This roundtable discussion will focus on the findings and recommendations of the newly released study Urban China: Towards Efficient, Inclusive, and Sustainable Urbanization and share important lessons for other countries struggling to deal with the challenges of urbanization.
Introductory Remarks: Zou Jiayi, Director General, International Department, Ministry of Finance
Presentations: Hou Yangzhou, Director General of the Development Research Center (DRC) of China’s State Council and Klaus Rohland, World Bank Country Director for China
Moderator: Axel van Trotsenburg, Regional Vice President, East Asia and Pacific
Urban China is a joint study by the DRC and the World Bank Group. The DRC is one of China’s leading policy research institutions. Founded in the early 1980s, DRC provides strategic advice to the Government on China's economic and social development, and its reforms process. DRC has also partnered with the World Bank on China 2030: Building a Modern, Harmonious, and Creative Society.