Monthly Training Webinars on Research Data (8): Understanding Urban Development


Thursday, April 22, 2021, 11:00am to 12:00pm



Monthly Training Webinars on Research Data: Sources, Tools and Applications

Co-Sponsored by China Data Institute, Future Data Lab, and RMDS Lab

8. Understanding Urban Development

Shuming Bao, China Data Institute & Future Data Lab

Tao Hu, Center for Geographic Analysis, Harvard University

English Session: 11:00AM-12:00PM, Thursday, April 22, 2021 (US Eastern Time)

Chinese Session: 11:00AM-12:00PM, Friday, April 23, 2021 (Beijing Time)



China has experienced rapid urbanization within recent years. However, it has been a challenge how to define urban and interpret urban development in China. This webinar will discuss available statistics, census data, and GIS data for the spatial study of urban development in China, including the following topics: (1) data sources, collection, category, definition, and interpretation; (2) alternative data sources; (3) comparison of the difference between the US and China data; (4) discussions of pros and cons; (5) workflow-based data analysis case studies based on published papers.

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