Think tank


Urban China Initiative ‒ UCI

Beijing, China

Urban China Initiative (UCI) is a joint initiative of Columbia University, the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University, and McKinsey & Company. Its mission is to catalyze the next stage of China’s urbanization by finding and implementing effective solutions to China’s urbanization challenge, and to support China’s cities as they innovate. It seeks to develop solutions, facilitate dialogue, and provide a home for China’s leading domestic and international urban thinkers and professionals.

Contact details


19/F South Tower Kerry Center, No.1 Guanghua Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing, PRC


Eastern Asia

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Operating languages
Chinese , English

Organisation details

Business model
For profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent , University
Year founded
Age (years)
China average
Global average
Founded by
Founders: Mckinsey Company Inc.; School of Public Policy and Management (SPPM) of Tsinghua University
Founder gender: Other/Not applicable
Leader(s) (2019): Jonathan R. Woetzel; Xue Lan
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2018): Jonathan R. Woetzel, XUE Lan
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2017): Jonathan R. Woetzel, XUE Lan
Leader gender: Male

Data notes

Last updated: 22/01/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website, Think tank list
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