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Pathways towards a New World Order: China's Challenge to the European Union

A talk by John Friedmann (Visiting Professor of Urban Planning), in the Harvey S. Perloff Lecture Series, presented by the Department of Urban Planning

Thursday, October 23, 2008
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
2355 Public Policy Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095


In coming decades, China's "rise" poses serious questions for global peace.The argument of this talk, originally presented at a conference in honor of Klaus Kunzmann (Jean Monnet Professor of Planning, University of Dortmund), is that the European Union is potentially the only power in the world with the ability to preserve a stable environment between China and the United States. To assume this role with a reasonable prospect for success, Europe needs to take a series of economic and political steps that will allow the EU to become a world power in its own right. Not least among them is the role of the European city.


John Friedmann is the Harvey S. Perloff Visiting Professor in the Department of Urban Planning. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he is Honorary Professor in the School of Community and Regional Planning. His most recent books include The Prospect of Cities (2005) and China's Urban Transition (2005), both with the University of Minnesota Press. His current research concerns neighborhood governance and planning in China.

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