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Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning Research


A blog by Franziska Sielker and her co-authors has been published by the Regional Studies Association.

Facing a New Economic Goliath: When benefiting from the Belt-and-Road-Initiative slings Duisburg toward dependence, by Elizabeth Kaufman and Robin Chang (both TU Dortmund) and Franziska Sielker, takes a look at the impact of Chinese collaborations on Duisburg (Germany). The example of Duisburg illustrates the depth of change that the Belt and Road Initiative has had on urban governance after a decade of close collaboration, while transport connectivity and logistics under the guise of the BRI played an important initial narrative.

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