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Joint Forum on Public Policy and Social Governance in the Context of Urban Renewal

On July 3.2018, Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU) and Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJ) jointly held an international seminar on "Public Policy and Social Governance in the Context of Urban Renewal". The meeting was a bilateral seminar between Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.
Professor Zhong Yang, from School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), and professor Tamir Sheafer, School of Social Sciences, HUJ, addressed opening statements, respectively. Subsequently, the representatives of the both parties introduced the basic situation of their respective departments and research centers. Scholars discussed and exchanged views on urban environmental governance, local government and public opinion, urban planning and urban transportation.
Prof. Geng Yong, dean of the School of Environmental Science and Engineering, expounded the relationship between urban circular economy and low-carbon development. Professor Wu Jiannan's theme focused on the impact of government performance evaluation policies and citizen participation on improving environmental performance in China. Dr.Gillad Rosen's theme revolved around renewable urban planning. Professor Zhong Yang gave a detailed case study on urban environmental pollution and street protests in China. Professor Dan Miodownik took Jerusalem as an example to analyze public opinion on urban infrastructure. Dr. Emily Silerman and Dr. Shen Yang from SIPA gave an account of the construction of children's facilities in the city and the willingness of women to have a second child with a high degree of education. Professor Wang Yu from SIPA took Shanghai as an example to evaluate the carrying capacity of public services in Shanghai Metro cities based on PSR method. Dr. Galit Cohen-Blankshtain described Israel's positive rewards in transport management. Based on case study of Wenzhou, China, Dr. Lu Tingting discussed the planning of urban renewal projects and the choice of market tools. Dr. Alon Eizenberg made an analysis of the retail price of the city.
Professor Zhong Yang and Professor Tamir Sheafer made concluding remarks respectively. SJTU is the first Shanghai university to sign a double degree agreement with HUJ, which aim to initiate an international exchange program for master students. Both parties are all looking forward to more in-depth cooperation between the two universities in subject research and double degree running in the future. After the joint seminar, HUJ scholars visited the School Museum of History and Xuhui Campus.


Chinese link´╝Ühttp://www.sipa.sjtu.edu.cn/info/1103/6168.htm

 

 

 

 

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