Thursday, July 31, 2014
Sino-capitalist Urbanization With Internet Characteristics
Jane Golley is speaking on "Sino-capitalist urbanization", discussing the nature of China's urban development. She emphasised that China is very unlikely to adopt a pure market system for determining urban land use. The central and local governments will continue to use controls to try to balance development. It occurred to me that perhaps the Internet could be used for some decision making. This could provide a way to get the views of the citizens, while the central government need not feel a loss of control.