Collaboration with Universities in China
April 2016 Seminar
In 2015 academic staff from The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment visited several universities in China to discuss the potential for closer co-operation around research and other forms of collaboration. Arising from this visit, the Centre has developed close links with two universities: College of Architecture and Urban Planning at Tongji University in Shanghai and College of Urban and Environmental Sciences at Peking University in Beijing. As a result two seminars were organised at the University of Westminster in April and December 2016.
Developing Urban Space for Wellbeing and Sustainability – Addressing the Challenge for Governance in the UK and Chinese Cities seminar
In April 2016 the Centre for Urban Infrastructure organised a seminar for invited participants from Tongji, Westminster and a number of other planning practitioners from London. Each participant made a short presentation about a topic relating to the seminar topic drawing on personal research interests and their knowledge of metropolitan and urban planning issues.
These generated a very interesting debate about city growth and development, the provision of infrastructure, sustainability and policy issues arising from urban change.
Download the full programme (pdf).
- Nick Bailey: Evaluating London’s performance as a "sustainable city" in 2016 (pdf)
- Duncan Bowie: Planning for London’s growth - the compact city and beyond (pdf)
- Yang Chen: The Discourse of Social Justice in Working-Class Neighborhood (pdf)
- Jim Coleman: Developing Urban Space for Wellbeing and Sustainability – Addressing the Challenge of Governance in the UK and Chinese Cities (pdf)
- Victoria Hills: Managing Urban Growth and Development in Major Cities (pdf)
- Simon Joss: Eco city development in China: addressing the policy implementation challenge (pdf)
- Xinyi Niu: Measuring Functional Zones and Commuting Area of Shanghai Central City (pdf)
- Peter Sharratt: Re-inventing Growth through Strategic Design (pdf)
- Ben Shaw: Delivering liveable cities through a focus on children (pdf)
- Nancy Stevenson: Festivals, wellbeing and sustainability (pdf)
- Giulio Verdini: Observations from Suzhou-Shanghai (pdf)
- Johan Woltjer: Urban Infrastructure - Institutions for Value and Wellbeing (pdf)
- Jian Zhuo: Spatial Transformations and the Governance of Street in Shanghai (pdf)