Peking University, founded in 1898, is considered by many to be the Harvard University of China. So the Lincoln Institute was happy to establish a new center for urban land policy on the campus in Beijing, in partnership with the university, says Lincoln Institute president Gregory K. Ingram. The new Center for Urban Development and Land Policy will convene policy decision-makers, scholars, and practitioners to share and develop expertise in urbanization and the rapid growth now underway in China. Joyce Yanyun Man, director of the Lincoln Institute's China program, will serve as the center's director. The offices will be on the campus of Peking University in Beijing, a central location for convening and interaction, Ingram says. The Lincoln Institute joins the Brookings Institution and several U.S. universities in having a full-time presence in China, where rapid economic and physical growth is presenting unique challenges for farmland management, public finance, urban planning, and the environment.