Dr Jie Shen

Governing Suburban New Towns in China: Challenges and Innovations

Funding period: 1 January 2018 – 31 August 2018
Type of funding: International Fellowship

Jie lectures in urban studies at School of Social Development and Public Policy, Fudan University, Shanghai and will spend eight months visiting the Department of Geography, University College London (UCL) under the mentorship of Professor Jennifer Robinson. Her research interests focus on China’s urban and regional development, especially suburbanization and suburban development, migration, urbanization and housing studies. In particular it examines the complexity of “state agency” in shaping suburban development, including its reconfiguration via coalition building with different states as well as non-state actors, through a detailed case study of Lingang New Town in Shanghai.


Fellowship Publications

Shen, J., & Wu, F. (2019). ‘Paving the way to growth: transit-oriented development as a financing instrument for Shanghai’s post-suburbanization’, Urban Geography, 1–23. DOI: 10.1080/02723638.2019.1630209

Shen, J., & Xiao, Y. (2019). ‘Emerging divided cities in China: Socioeconomic segregation in Shanghai, 2000–2010’, Urban Studies, 004209801983423. DOI: 10.1177/0042098019834233