CDI delegation attended the 2016 GRI International Conference which was held from 21 to 22 December 2016 by Gyeonggi Research Institute. Themed on “Human and Locality: Human-friendly Urban and Regional Development”, the conference convened over 60 delegates from China, India, Malaysia, Mongolia, Russia, Vietnam, Britain, and Korea.
CDI Senior Research Fellow Li Jinkui gave a presentation on “City Village: the Secret of Shenzhen”, emphasizing that the city village in Shenzhen offers a huge low-cost living area that the government can’t offer during the rapid urbanization. As a discussant, Dr. Hu Zhenyu, Director of Sustainable Development and Blue Economy Research Department, gave speeches on precariat employment, youth employment and the cross-border cooperation between Shenzhen and Hong Kong.
The conference consisted of five sessions of urban and regional development, housing and urban regeneration, migration and mobility in the metropolitan region, employment and community and people. In addition, there were the other three special sessions of immigration and multiculture, border of cooperation and multicultural society of Korea from the view of foreign students.
GRI is the only comprehensive policy research institute established with the contribution of Gyeonggi Province, its 31cities and countries, and local business companies. The purpose of GRI is to enhance the competitive advantage of Gyenoggi Province and improve the residents’ quality of life through policy research and development. GRI develops professional and systematic policy solutions for diverse fields, such as economy, urban and regional planning, transportation, environment, local governance, society and culture.