The 2020 Urban Science Symposium
Megacities and Megacity-Regions
July 31 - August 4, 2020

      The 2020 Urban Science Symposium has been postponed to August 2022 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new time for this symposium will be announced on our website soon.

      由于COVID-19疫情的原因,2020年城市科学论坛将推迟至2022年8月举行,具体的论坛时间将于近期在此网站上公布。
Introduction & Call for Papers
会议注册/摘要表(中文)
REGISTRATIONS
注册统计


 
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Date  
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Registration Form
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退款情况
1周永广
5002020/1/20
已退款
2周宇5002020/1/40
3许熙巍3002020/1/40
4游政谕3002020/1/51
5韩昊英5002020/1/50
6陈维斌3002020/1/50
7孔馨煜 5002020/1/70
8蔡鑫羽5002020/1/71
9邢忠3002020/1/71
10王蓓绮5002020/1/71
11朱斯斯5002020/1/71
12吕鸿强5002020/1/71
13党安荣7002020/1/70
14徐苗5002020/1/70
15张小东5002020/1/71
已退款
16陈宇5002020/1/71已退款
17唐燕5002020/1/70
18杨震3002020/1/70
19谭晓红5002020/1/80
20徐国城5002020/1/81
21干靓4002020/1/90
22孙以栋3002020/1/90
23彭亦松 5002020/1/91
24贾绿媛4002020/1/91
25杨菁5002020/1/91
26 邓昭华3002020/1/91
27 兰峰9002020/1/91
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28达卉莉5002020/1/91
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29周玉琳5002020/1/90
30李栋6002020/1/91
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31刘灵辉5002020/1/90
32王伟3002020/1/90
33曾颖5002020/1/100
34郑晓笛5002020/1/100
35 卢源5002020/1/101
36 谭纵波5002020/1/101
37黄鹤5002020/1/100
38 陈志端5002020/1/100
39刘宣3002020/1/100
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40刘佳燕5002020/1/100
41汪坚强3002020/1/100
42李晨光3002020/1/100
43Ruiyi ZHANG3002020/1/101
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44严网林3002020/1/101
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45 胡旭劼3002020/1/100
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46刘汉宇3002020/1/100
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47杨瑞霖3002020/1/100
48崔斯亮602020/1/100
49刘伯初4002020/1/101
50Shun Nakayama3002020/1/100
已退款
51戴俊骋4002020/1/111
NOTE:
1、In the registration form column, 1 represents that the registry has been submitted, 0 represents that it has not been submitted.
2、Registration fee and registration information are currently counted to January 10, 2020, and submission information after this date will be updated gradually later.
备注:
1、在注册表一栏中,1代表注册表已经提交,0代表注册表尚未提交。
2、该注册费与注册表信息统计截止到2020年1月10日,在此日期后的提交信息将在后面逐步更新。


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CHAIRMEN
会议主席
未标题-1
Prof. Haoying Han
韩昊英,浙江大学教授
Haoying Han is professor and director of the Institute of Urban and Rural Planning Theories and Technologies at Zhejiang University. He was visiting professor at University of Toronto (December 2018-December 2019) and visiting scholar to Seoul National University (August 2013- February 2014). His research is focused on theories of urban complexity and planning decision making, and the empirical studies of urban containment policies including urban growth boundaries and greenbelts.
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Prof. André Sorensen
安德烈·索伦森,多伦多大学教授
André Sorensen is professor of the Department of Human Geography, University of Toronto Scarborough. He has published extensively on Japanese urbanisation, urban planning, and planning history. His recent work draws on historical and sociological institutionalist ideas about path dependence, processes of incremental change, and urban politics to study urban change processes and the incremental change of urban property and property rights.
ORGANIZER
会议主办方
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Sino-Canada Culture and Arts Foundation
中加文化艺术基金会
Zhejiang Uni Al
Zhejiang University Alumni Association of Canada
加拿大浙江大学校友会
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University of
Toronto
多伦多大学
elsevier
Journal of Urban Management
《城市管理》国际期刊
GREETINGS FROM ORGANIZERS
主办方代表致辞
铁木尔大头照
Timur Zhao
铁木尔
中加文化艺术基金会
代表
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Ying Sheng
盛颖
加拿大浙江大学校友会
会长
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To be announced
待定
多伦多大学代表
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Feng-Tyan Lin
林峰田
JUM特刊主编
SESSIONS AND MODERATORS
专题及召集人
SESSIONS AND PROFESSORS
各专题专家团队
THEME
主题
Megacities and Megacity-Regions (MMRs)
超大城市和超大城市地区
While the international definitions of “megacity” vary, from a population threshold of four million to ten million, the threshold of 10 million has been widely adopted by the United Nations and many countries. According to the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects 2018, world urban population was 4.2 billion in 2018, with about 463 million living in 29 urban agglomerations larger than 10 million. It shows that megacities and megacity-regions represent only about 12% of global urban population. This share is expected to increase to 16% by 2035. The largest megacity in the world is probably Tokyo. The Greater Tokyo Area (Capital Region or Shuto-ken) has a total population of over 38 million. At the same time, even bigger megacity-regions have emerged by integrating adjacent cities, towns and other urbanized areas, which “through population growth and physical expansion, have merged to form a continuous urban and economically developed area that functions in at least some respects as integrated urban entities” (Friedmann and Sorensen 2019). Such polycentric regions tend to incorporate even larger labor pools and periurban areas into their orbit. The largest megacity-region in the world might be the Yangtze River Delta area around Shanghai, Nanjing and Hangzhou with a population estimated at over 140 million (Sorensen and Labbé 2020 forthcoming).

Megacities and megacity-regions (MMRs) are important, distinctive in their governance, environmental, liveability, and economic challenges, and their roles in current urbanization processes must be better understood. The uniqueness of MMRs arises from their unparalleled complexity. Great scales and dynamics render such giant urban agglomerations impossible to define by geographical boundaries and difficult to manage through traditional approaches. We have to realize that though cities and megacities are both complex systems, the dictum that more is different implies that harnessing cities is different from governing megacities. Governing megacities requires actions planned and taken at a level different from those for regular cities. Such actions need to be developed in almost all the traditional fields of urban planning, including land use, transportation, infrastructures, housing, heritages etc. We need to think afresh how megacities and megacity regions work and how we can harness them through action modes in addition to planning, including but not limited to administering, regulating, and governing. It is time to focus our critical and analytical lenses on the particularities and distinctive issues associated with the megaurbanization processes arising in MMRs.
LANGUAGES
语言

English, 31 July 2020
Chinese, 1-4 August 2020


IMPORTANT DATES
重要日期
1 April 2020                      Ordinary Registration & Abstract Submission Deadline
1 June 2020                                                           Full paper Submission Deadline
31 July-2 August 2020                                                                          Symposium




1 April 2020: Ordinary Registration & Abstract Submission Deadline


1 June 2020: Full paper Submission Deadline 

30 July - 3 August: Symposium
CONFERENCE & EXCURSION FEES
注册及考察费
 
Symposium (July 31th —August 2nd):

Symposium (July 31th —August 2nd):
                                               Ordinary registration — register between January 10th and April 1st                                                           400 CAD
(including English & Chinese sessions, banquets)                                                                    

Late registration — register after April 1st                                                                             450 CAD
(including English & Chinese sessions, banquets)                                                                    

Toronto scholars/students discount — register on August 1st                                                  150 CAD
(including English & Chinese sessions)                                                                                    

Toronto scholars/students discount — register on August 1st                                                    60 CAD
(including English sessions only)                                                                                             

Ordinary registration
     (January 10 th - April 1 st ): 400 CAD
    Late registration
     (after April 1 st ): 450 CAD
    University of Toronto Faculty/Student Discount: 150 CAD
    August 1 st only: 60 CAD
City Excursion 
 (August 4th )    
100 CAD

City Excursion (August 4th )                                                                                                                 100 CAD

Niagara Gorge Excursion
(August 5 th )
100 CAD

Niagara Gorge Excursion (August 5 th )                                                                                                100 CAD

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JOURNAL OF URBAN MANAGEMENT
SPECIAL ISSUE ON MEGACITIES GOVERNANCE
《城市管理》特刊:超大城市治理
        Shih-Kung Lai                    Feng-Tyan Lin        
Editor-in-Chief                 Guest Editer 
              Tongji University                 Tongji University            
                              
    Shih-Kung Lai                    Feng-Tyan Lin   
Editor-in-Chief                 Guest Editer 
          Tongji University                 Tongji University                               
More than half of the world population lives in cities since 2007 and it is expected that more than two thirds of the world population will move into cities by 2050. Megacities are the outcome of this rapid global urbanization. We are facing an era of cities that are dominated by megacities. We know relatively little about how megacities work, not to mention how to harness them. One might argue that we have gained so much knowledge and experience about how to plan cities that we can simply use the same knowledge to tackle the megacity issues. Though cities and megacities are both complex systems, the dictum that more is different implies that harnessing cities is different from governing megacities. Governing megacities requires actions planned and taken at a level different from those for regular cities. For example, urban renewal projects with a scale that work in regular cities might fail in megacities. Transportation infrastructure that fits well regular cities might not work in megacities. The pace of life in megacities is much faster than regular cities that planners need to think twice in applying the traditional planning techniques to tackle urban issues in megacities. In short, we need to think afresh how megacities work and how we can harness them through action modes in addition to planning, including but not limited to administering, regulating, and governing. 

Coordinating decisions connotes arranging decisions in space and time so that the outcome of such arrangement yields an acceptable level of satisfaction. The decisions are interdependent and can be made by the same decision maker or by other decision makers. There can be four modes of coordinating decisions: planning, administering, regulating, and governing. A plan is a path in a decision tree that takes into account possible alternatives and uncertain outcomes and can be analyzed through the decision analysis framework. Effective administration depends on useful organizational designs in that organizations are manifestations of decision coordination. Plans and organizations thus complement each other. Regulations identify permissible rights for the decision maker to act. Governance implies collective choices. Managing urban complexity, in particular megacities, requires all four modes of decision coordination, that is, planning, administering, regulating, and governing, or PARGing, cities. In particular, plans coordinate decisions through information; administration coordinates decisions through organizations; regulations coordinate decisions through rights; and governance coordinates decisions through collective choices, all bringing about order in the background of urban complexity. In terms of purposes, plans tend to cope with the problems of dynamics failure; administration deals with the problems of government failure; regulations cope with the problems of market failure in relation to externalities; and governance deals with the problems of market failure in relation to collective goods. In this special issue, we welcome submissions of excellent manuscripts focused on two lines of thought: how megacities work and how we should deal with them. Both theoretical and empirical works are welcome to submit to the special issue before December 31, 2020 via the EVISE submission system at https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-urban-management.
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Toronto City Hall, Toronto, Canada

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