New 50 Shades of Planning Podcast – The Power of Plans – Shenzen

Kevin Whitmore BECG

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Kevin Whitmore


This episode is part of an international triumvirate, which has been put together with the help of old friend of the podcast, Ian Wray who is a Professor at the Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, Practice and Place at University of Liverpool.

Joining Ian is a new friend of the podcast, Lucy Natarajan, who is one of the editors of the Built Environment journal, a co-founder of Place Alliance, an Associate Lecturer at Oxford Brookes and an Associate Professor at UCL’s Bartlett School of Planning.

In this episode, in a recording made online in June 2023, Ian and Sam talk about Shenzen with Mee Kam Ng. Shenzen is a city that, when designated as China’s first Special Economic Zone in the late 1970s was a border town with a population of less than 250,000 and is now the country’s ‘Silicon Valley’, with a population of over 17 million.

If you’d like to take part in the podcast or want help managing or launching your own podcast then please get in touch on 0161 359 4100 or email Kevin Whitmore.


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