Urban Change and ‘Socializing’ Space In Contemporary China

Immigration, Urban Planning, and The State

Dror Kochan

The research project focuses on rural-to-urban migrants in contemporary China and their spatial everyday practices, as they are influenced by governmental spatial polices and designs but they also (re)produce urban space independently. At the heart of this research project stand questions that place rural-to-urban migrants as a social force influencing urban space and planning, placing them within the context of the triple relationship among local community, state, and planners.