Andrew Stokols is a researcher, writer, and photographer.
Andrew has worked across Asia on a wide range of projects involving sustainable development and cities.
Most recently, he was an editor and reporter with the Korea Joong-Ang Daily/International New York Times in Seoul, South Korea, where he wrote on China-Korea relations, and Seoul’s new eco-city, among other topics.
As a 2012 Fulbright Fellow in China, Andrew spent a year in Xi’an studying the effects of forced relocation on rural livelihoods in western China. He documented the challenges of farmers who have been moved as part of massive relocation projects, to specially-built “urban” dwellings in new towns across China as part of the government’s efforts to boost consumption and end rural poverty. He also studied the efforts of Chinese cities to develop “creative” industry zones based around innovative industries and arts, as exemplified in Xi’an’s development of numerous such zones.
Before that he worked for a nonprofit in Beijing managing heritage preservation and rural development projects as a Princeton-in-Asia Fellow, and taught GIS to community organizations and students as a 2011 Davis Peace Prize Fellow in Sri Lanka. He has also consulted for the Global Heritage Fund to develop sustainable tourism guidelines in the UNESCO city of Pingyao, China.
Andrew graduated from UC Berkeley with degrees in history and urban planning, and a minor in global poverty and practice.
His work has been featured in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, ChinaFile, and ChinaDialogue.
Follow Andrew on Twitter: @astoks
2012富布赖特研究员在中国西安建筑科技大学研究了中国生态移民与新农村项目，主要关注城市化对农民的社会和经济影响。 他也研究了中国的 ‘创意产业’ 发展包括艺术区的发展和设计 。
New York Times reference to my work