The Department of Urban Planning and Design of Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University, in collaboration with the International Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Design (ILAUD), launched the second International Workshop on “Critical Planning for Chinese Cities”. The workshop titled “Re-programming Dongshan Peninsula in Tai Lake. Policies and design solutions for preserving a cultural landscape” will take place at XJTLU from the 19th to the 26th of October 2013. Students coming different Chinese and European Universities will work intensively for ten days developing alternative strategies and design solutions for the selected area.
On Monday 21st October an International Seminar will be hosted at XJTLU titled “Managing rural landscape in China” aiming at discussing the challenge of conservation and management of Chinese peri-urban areas. This intensive programme is supported by the Suzhou Tourism Bureau, the Unitwin-Unesco Chair in Regional Planning for Sustainable Local Development and the Suzhou Industrial Park Design & Research Institute.