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[Lecture Notice] Beijing's Subterranean Rental Housing Market

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Lecturer: Dr. Annette M. Kim

Time: 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM, June 17, 2014
Venue: Classroom 206, the Second Teaching Building at Peking University
Dr. Annette M. Kim is associate professor of Sol Price School of Public Policy at the South California University, and previously was associate professor at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning of MIT. She is a visiting professor at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning of Peking University from 2013-2014.
Professor Kim's research field is the spatial process of some important institutional changes, especially the reconstruction of property rights and planning paradigm in the rapidly urbanizing area. One of her books is Learning to be Capitalists: Entrepreneurs in Vietnam's Transition Economy (Cambridge University Press, 2008), which mainly studied the first-generation private real estate developers in Vietnam. Her forthcoming book is Sidewalk City: Reconstructing the Public Space of Ho Chi Minh City (University of Chicago Press, 2015).
She established and supervises the Sidewalk Lab (SLAB) (, which is a lab conducting spatial analysis. This lab aims at redefining urban space and identifying more inclusive and humanistic ways to design and manage the cities in the 21st century and has already brought out two discipline methods, spatial ethnography and critical cartography.
She got bachelor degree of visual arts and architecture at Wesleyan University, master degree of public policy at Harvard University, and master degree of visual culture studies, and PhD degree of urban and regional planning at UC-Berkley. In the professional sphere, she designed affordable housing and management of construction projects, and she is the judge of international urban design competition and counselor of many governments, multilateral agencies, and NGOs.