Welcome to Read Cities!

I am Yimin Zhao, an Assistant Professor in Urban Planning and Management at Renmin University of China. I got my PhD in Human Geography and Urban Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2017). I also hold a BA in Urban Management (2009) and an MSc in Urban and Regional Economics (2011), both from Peking University in Beijing, China.

Trained as a Human Geographer, I have long been interested in spatial politics and urban political economy in China’s urban transformation. After previous investigations on Beijing’s green belts and the Jiehebu area, my current research develops along two lines of inquiry, one focusing on the infrastructural lives of authoritarianism and the other looking into the urban mechanisms of “Global China”.

In addition to research, teaching and writing, I am also convening discussions on urban issues through a WeChat Official Account named UrbanSense (城识). For details, please scan the QR code below.

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5 thoughts on “About”

  1. I like MOJOHEADZ. https://soundcloud.com/mojoheadzfrance/ Mojoheadz records, is a techno music company that is set to make its mark on the world of trance music on its own terms.

  2. Ganga Shreedhar said:

    Yimin! I have been trying to get in touch with you about a BA application – please email me urgently if you see this – It is about an environmental related project in Shangai and we would love if you could partner with us.

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