Humphrey School course in China, May 2017


PA 5880 Global Cities: High-Density Urban Development and Urban Planning:
The Yangtze & Pearl River Delta Regions in China
高密度城市发展与城市规划:中国长江三角洲和珠江三角洲地区

May 14-27, 2017
Prof. Fan Yingling and Dr. Sherry Gray
Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Site visits: Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing, Shenzhen, & Hong Kong

Locations of the Yangtze & Pearl River Delta Regions

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 fast growing and wealthy regions of the Yangtze River and Pearl River delta regions. These two regions are at 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 two regions will provides students unique opportunities to explore urban growth patterns, housing and infrastructure challenges, and state-of-the-art transportation planning practices in two of the most densely populated regions on earth.

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