May 2017 course: Urban Development & Transportation Planning in the Yangtze River Delta Region

HHH students: Save room for this course, scheduled for May 2017. Registration will be through Learning Abroad Center.  Tuition will be the course fee, which will cover most trip expenses.

Contact Sherry Gray at grayx260@umn.edu with questions. 


PA 5880 Global Cities: Urban Development and Transportation Planning in the Yangtze River Delta Region

May 20-31, 2017

Professor Fan Yingling and Dr. Sherry Gray
Humphrey School of Public Affairs

China is home to the world’s largest urban population. How Chinese cities can satisfy the mobility and accessibility needs of a growing urban population is a critical question that affects every aspect of urban planning, from affordable housing provision to parking management. The Humphrey School will offer an intensive 2-week study abroad course in summer 2017 focusing on urban planning practices and emerging mobility and accessibility issues in the Yangtze River Delta Region, China. Occupying nearly a quarter of the China’s total GDP, the Yangtze River Delta region is the center of Chinese economic development, surpassing other areas in China in terms of economic growth, productivity, and per capita income. Lectures and field experiences in the region will provides students unique opportunities to explore urban growth patterns, housing and infrastructure challenges, and state-of-the-art transportation planning practices in one of the most densely populated regions on earth.  


 

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