Same same but different: Large-scale Chinese investment and the (re)making of peripheral centralities in eastern Germany

Urban Studies Foundation, ‘Peripheral Centralities: Present and Future’, Toronto, 01–02 November 2022

Global infrastructure investments and their related domestic and foreign economic developments continue to be on the rise, inexorably challenging and reconfiguring the planetary relationship between cities, regions, states, and market-led development. Based on the study of recent large-scale Chinese ‘green’ investment projects in the states of Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt, the paper discusses the (re)making of peripheral centralities in eastern Germany and their temporal, spatial, and multi-scalar interdependencies to other near and far geographies under extended urbanization processes.

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