The 10th International Association of Chinese Planning Conference: Government and Planning in Transitional China
Thursday, June 30, 2016, 4 a.m.
Sunday, July 3, 2016, 1 p.m. CDT
Beijing, 22, China
Four decades after its economic reform in the late 1970s, China is still undergoing rapid urbanization and socio-economic changes. Planning, as an important government function in China, has played a critical role in facilitating its urbanization process. At this critical junction of China's repositioning its development strategies and seeking solutions to respond to a wide range of socio-economic, equity and environmental problems, governance and its relationship with planning has become more important than ever before. Governance is the exercise of political, economic and administrative authority in managing urban and rural development and its people's wellbeing. Effective governance will provide mechanisms, processes, and institutions through which planning performs as public policies, and government, citizens, and other stakeholders articulate their interests, mediate their differences, and exercise their legal rights and obligations.