SCORUS Satellite Meeting “Statistics in the process of urbanisation” (2 – 3 September 2013 in Guangzhou, China)

 Programme

1. Measurement of degree and quality of urbanization

Chairperson: Dev VIRDEE (UK Statistics Authority)

Title

Presentation

1

Study on Evaluation System of Urbanization Quality in China by (i) Maohang ZHAO; (ii) Xiaolong CHEN (National Bureau of Statistics, China)  

2

Youth and prosperity of cities by Markandey RAI (UN-HABITAT)  

3

Redefining urban: a new way to measure metropolitan areas – Functional Urban Areas in OECD countries by Dev VIRDEE (UK Statistics Authority)  

 

2. Municipal statistics to satisfy local information needs

Chairperson: Ari JAAKOLA (City of Helsinki Urban Facts, Helsinki, Finland)

Title

Presentation

1

An analysis of the contribution of municipal statistics to economic development by (i) Zhenxin ZHAI; (ii) Xiaodong ZHANG; (iii) Jinlan MA (Shanxi Provincial Bureau of Statistics, China)  

2

Information, better performance, a more liveable city by Asta Manninen (Finalnd)  

3

Formation of metropolis statistical systems in line with Beijing’s development by ZHU Yannan (Beijing Municipal Bureau of Statistics, China)  

4

Using open data and web-based GIS to satisfy local information needs by Derek Bond (University of Ulster at Coleraine, UK)  

 

3. Impact of urbanisation on regional development

Chairperson: ZHAO Maohong (National Bureau of Statistics, China)

Title

Presentation

1

Impact of urbanization on regional economic development by (i) Shiping ZHANG; (ii) Shaowen LI; (iii) Yanhua XIANG; (iv) Heijun ZHAO (Hainan Provincial Bureau of Statistics, China)  

2

Regional and urban development in Germany and in Europe by Klaus TRUTZEL (Bureau for Statistics and Urban Research, City of Nuremberg, Germany)  

3

China Urbanization – Statistics And Challenges by (i) CUI Hongyan; (ii) QUAN Xiaowei (National Bureau of Statistics of China, China)  

 

4. Housing and housing price statistics

Chairperson: Derek BOND (University of Ulster at Coleraine, UK)

Title

Presentation

1

Compilation method of housing price statistics in China by Peng KONG (National Bureau of Statistics of China, China)  

2

Housing and housing price statistics for describing living conditions and city development in Helsinki by Ari Jaakola (City of Helsinki Urban Facts, Helsinki, Finland)  

3

Is the Northern Irish Housing Markey Efficient: Some Preliminary Results by (i) Derek Bond; (ii) Emer Marie Gallagher; (iii) Elaine Ramsey (University of Ulster at Coleraine, UK)