Director Liu Zhi from Peking University-Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy visited our school for academic exchange

At the invitation from our school’s Economics College, Director Liu Zhi from Peking University-Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy (“Lincoln Institute Center” for short) visited our school for a lecture entitled “New City and New District Planning, Construction and Investment Financing: International Experience” in SD821 during 1400-1710 on April 10, 2014. About 80 teachers and postgraduates from Economics College attended the lecture which was presided over by Prof. Zhao Jian.

Director Liu Zhi began to introduce the basic information about Lincoln Institute Center and then lectured on the international experience related to the new city planning, intensive economy, new city construction, traffic function, investment financing, etc.

Firstly, as for the new city planning and construction, he enumerated several successful and typical international cases and summarized the case experience, remarking that the new district planning and construction should be conducted against the precondition to guarantee the earnest demand expectations to provide the anticipated employment opportunity and effectively prepare for the supporting infrastructure construction, so only on that basis can we form the comprehensive plan by closely combining the new city with the old city and promote the favorable and sound urban development.
Secondly, with regards to the integration of the urban density planning disposal with the public transport land use, Director Liu Zhi elaborated upon the urban construction density disposal, public transport integration, infrastructure investment financing and land financing and other relevant hot issues. He emphasized that the international experience would be great important to China’s transport land integrated development and it would be better to positively create the high density land utilization and high-efficient transport system upon conducting the urban construction and the transport comprehensive plan so as to highly integrate the land use with the rail transit and establish the rail transit transport financing system, and require the government and policy operational capacity by using some new and promising financial models, say, PPP.
Last, after the lecture, teachers and students took their initiative to raise questions, particularly about China’s new-style urbanization, the financial barriers caused by different domestic and overseas land ownerships, the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Integration Problem, hot issues about China’s major cities’ land and real property prices and other problems related to the city planning and market integration, government boundary and the high speed rail (HSR) financing, etc., and Director Liu carefully and fully answered the corresponding questions and also presented the detailed analysis about the questions in view of the actual situations in China, thus having won the warm applause and good praise from teachers and students present at the lecture.