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SCA Events - Glasgow

SCA National AGM, Glasgow, 6 June 2015

Posted 18 May 2015

The 2015 SCA National Annual General Meeting will take place at 11.00am on Saturday, 6 June 2015.  The meeting will be held in the Confucius Institute for Scotland's Schools, University of Strathclyde, Confucius Classroom, Lord Hope Building, John Anderson Campus, 141 St James Road, Glasgow G4 0LT (click here to download map).

After the business part of the meeting, we will have an illustrated talk by SCA member Charles Chan entitled '21 years of marketing in China'. We will finish with a buffet lunch (booking required by 29 May 2015 - download a booking form here).

Papers for this meeting were sent to SCA members in week commencing 11 May, either by email, or by post, depending on their stated preferences. If anyone does not receive their papers, or if you have any questions about the AGM arrangements, please contact Janice Dickson, National Chairman.

We look forward to welcoming you at this event.


Glasgow Branch programme, 2014-2015

The initial details of the 2014-2015 programme for meetings of the Glasgow Branch of the SCA have now been announced.

Meetings are held (unless otherwise stated) on the last Tuesday of the month, at the Garnethill Multicultural Centre, 21 Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RE. Doors open at 7pm, tea and biscuits will be served from 7.15pm (cost £1) and talks commence at 7.30pm prompt. Events are free to SCA members and £1.50 (£1.00 concessions) to non-members.

Tuesday 26th May 2015

Professor Ya Ping Wang will give a talk on recent developments in Chinese cities. He will explain that urbanisation in China is now over 50%, and this level is growing by around 1% each year, as China aims to achieve a similar urbanisation to that in western countries by 2030. He will discuss patterns of urban development, challenges and policy options. Some of Professor Wang’s recent fieldwork has been in different regions to examine different urbanisation processes, including Shanghai, Chongqing, Qishan county town in Shaanxi Province, and Shenzhen.

Professor Wang is Chair in Global City Futures (Urban Studies) in the School of Social & Political Science, University of Glasgow. His research interests include Chinese and East Asian cities, housing systems, housing policy and reform, urban poverty, low income migrant living conditions in cities, urban villages, land and urban development, social change in cities, and his recent publications include Housing the urban poor in a marketised system in China.

Tuesday 30th June 2015

This is to be a social evening with a dinner for members and their guests at a Chinese restaurant in central Glasgow. Details of the event will be announced nearer the time.

Please check this website regularly for updates and changes to the programme. You can also sign up for Yahoo mailings (see here) to be updated on events in Glasgow and Edinburgh.


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