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Presentation: Shanshui City-Exploring Sustainable Urban Development in China

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 6:00pm
Stuckeman Family Building Jury Space

Speaker: Jie Hu

Pizzas & Drinks Provided!

A little more about the talk and speaker:

China is experiencing urbanization at a scale previously unseen in world history.  Much of the new urban development is very international, rather than Chinese, in Character.  Prof. Jie Hu will discuss how the Tsinghua Tongheng Planning and Design Institute attempts to infuse projects with both 21st century ecological science and the spirit of Chinese culture and tradition, especially the Shan-Shui (Mountain-Water) City Concept.  Following an overview of the source, denotation, and principles of Shan-shui cities, his ideas are illustrated in his prize-winning designs for the Beijing Olympic Forest Park (twice the size of New York City’s Central Park), Tangshan Nanhu Eco-city Central Park and a few other large scale landscape planning and design projects.


Hu is vice president of the Beijing Tsinghua Urban Planning and Design Institute and serves on the faculty of Department of Landscape Architecture at Tsinghua University. He is a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and a council member of the Chinese Society of Landscape Architecture. He was also named the recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture. Hu’s team has won more than 75 national and international design awards from such organizations such as ASLA, British Association of Landscape Industries, and the International Federation of Landscape Architects.


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