We put forward a new theoretical framework to study the development of mega-city regions and metropolitan areas under the recent national strategy of new-type urbanisation and rural vitalisation.
Qiujie Shi is currently a Boya postdoctoral fellow at Peking University. Before joining Peking University, she studied her DPhil at Oxford, as a Clarendon Scholar. She received her Bachelor’s (first-class) degree in Urban Planning, and Master’s degree in Human Geography, both from Peking University.
Her current work compares inequalities in Beijing and London, and highlights how such a comparison can broaden our urban knowledge and advance a more global urban agenda.
She has a wide range of research interests, including migration and citizenship, global cities, comparative urbanism and postcolonialism.