2015 International Conference on Chinese and African Sustainable Urbanization: A Global Perspective

Sáb 24 Out 2015 at 9:00 am a Dom 25 Out 2015 at 5:00 pm


Ottawa, Canada

The University of Ottawa will organize with UN-Habitat the International Conference on Chinese and African Sustainable Urbanization (ICCASU 2015) from October 24 to 25, 2015 in Ottawa, Canada. A live broadcast luncheon address about the Africa-China Urban Initiative (ACUI) will take place during the conference, organized by ACUI partner Development Workshop.

The luncheon address on "China and Africa Exchange on Pro Poor Urban Development" will take place on Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 12:30-13:00 EST
. The speaker is Allan Cain, Development Workshop, Angola. The Chair is Lauchlan Munro, University of Ottawa. Click here to watch the live broadcast.


Over the last several decades China and many African countries have experienced significant and rapid urbanization processes. The accelerated pace of China’s urbanization will have substantial impacts on the country’s urban systems that differ from those of other developing states. The challenges and opportunities in China’s cities provide unique insight into urbanization processes in other developing regions, particularly that of Africa. Recent Chinese investments in many African countries not only significantly impacts economic development on the continent, but also have important implications for urban development strategies and policies. As such, a discussion of China’s urbanization outcomes is both meaningful and practical for policy-related decision-making in African states.

This conference will focus on urbanization challenges in China and African states, as well as China’s exportation of its urbanization strategies to Africa. Organizers anticipate considerable insight resulting from academic research and practical applications, particularly toward the enhancement of sustainable urbanization which can be used to confront potential and existing challenges in urbanization across the world. This conference will thus provide a platform for scholars, professionals, policy-makers, experts and the private sector to exchange views on the state of current urbanization in China and many Africa countries from an international perspective. The western and other regions’ urbanization experiences are also welcome to contribute to the discussion.

For details visit chinaeam.uottawa.ca/ICCASU