Infrastructure and Cities

9:00-11:00, August 5 2022, CST; 21:00-23:00, August 4 2022, EDT

Dr. Zhi Liu is Senior Research Fellow and China Program Director of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and Director of Peking University-Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy. He is specialized in city and regional planning, infrastructure economics, municipal finance, and land and housing policies. Previously, Mr. Liu was Lead Infrastructure Specialist at the World Bank where he had 18 years of operational experiences in several developing countries.


In early 2022, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy published a book Infrastructure Economics and Policy: International Perspectives, edited by José A. Gómez-Ibáñez and Zhi Liu. This lecture will summarize the key messages relating to infrastructure and cities. Specifically, it will cover the following topics: the relationship between infrastructure and the physical form and productivity of cities, infrastructure and urban poverty, provision and regulation of urban infrastructure services, and the impacts of climate change, autonomous vehicles, and the sharing economy on urban infrastructure.