2017 Sustainable Urbanism: An International Perspective. China, Thailand

Sustainable Urbanism: An International Perspective

Beijing, China & Bangkok,  Chiang Mai Thailand

Weekly Seminar: W 6-7:30pm

Apply online for Study Abroad Component: Travel to China, Thailand, Dec 7 – Dec 23 (tentative, subject to change)

Instructors

  • Chris Auffrey (chris.auffrey@uc.edu) School of Planning, DAAP
  • Mingming Lu (mingming.lu@uc.edu) Dept. of Biomedical, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, CEAS
  • Ming Tang (ming.tang@uc.edu) School of Architecture and Interior Design, DAAP
  • Xinhao Wang (xinhao.wang@uc.edu) School of Planning, DAAP

Course Description

Open to undergraduate honor students in all disciplines. This seminar and study abroad course focuses on the concept and practice of urban sustainability in a global context, with emphasis on supporting the simultaneous development of social and economic institutions while maintaining critical elements of the natural environment into perpetuity. Through interdisciplinary field study, the course examines urban sustainability issues, with special emphasis on those currently being confronted in the Beijing region of China. The course provides students with experiential learning in the application of the current theories, models and methods used in science, engineering, architecture and urban planning to specific, real-world issues of sustainable urbanism as they are currently being confronted in the world’s most rapidly developing country.

Course Schedule (subject to change)

Date Topic Presenter
23-Aug-2017 Overview of the course, scholarship, travel, topics All 4 faculty
30-Aug-2017 Methods of observing urban human behavior All 4 faculty
6-Sep-2017 China in the eyes of an American Prof. Chris Auffrey
13-Sep-2017 China’s urban environment Prof. Mingming Lu
20-Sep-2017 China’s urbanization Prof. Xinhao Wang
27-Sep-2017 China’s history, urban form Prof. Ming Tang
4-Oct-2017 Student report on Cincinnati urban life, Skype with Beijing Jiaotong University students Prof. Wang and Lu
11-Oct-2017 History and current state of Beijing, China Prof. Wang
18-Oct-2017 Healthy city indicators Prof. Chris Auffrey
25-Oct-2017 Environmental indicators, air and water pollutants Prof. Mingming Lu
1-Nov-2017 Sustainable urban planning Prof. Xinhao Wang
8-Nov-2017 Green and sustainable building design Prof. Ming Tang
15-Nov-2017 Environment of Beijing, China Prof. Mingming Lu
22-Nov-2017 Preparation for the trip Prof. Wang and Lu
29-Nov-2017 Student report on Beijing, Skype with BJTU students All 4 faculty
7-Dec-2017 Depart to Beijing Prof. Wang and Lu
23-Dec-2017 Return to Cincinnati Prof. Wang and Lu

 

Sustainable Urbanism: An International Perspective

Itinerary (tentative)

  • December 7, 2017, depart Cincinnati
  • December 8, 2017, arrive Bangkok, Thailand
  • December 9, 2017, travel from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • December 9-14, 2017, field experience with faculty and students of Chiang Mai University and Beijing Jiaotong University
  • December 15, 2017, travel from Chiang Mai to Beijing, China
  • December 15-22, 2017, field experience with faculty and students of Beijing Jiaotong University
  • December 23, 2017, depart Beijing and arrive Cincinnati on the same day

 

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2017 Study Abroad in China

Note: This Spring 2017 was canceled.

Please join us at UC Study Abroad Fair for sustainable urbansim. study abroad in China 2017 program. Check out the program detail and scholarship in the link below. You can also visit our table at UC MainStreet on 10.05.
apply the program now.
course: SAID4094-001(50756); SAID6099-001(50754); PLAN6099

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2016 Study Abroad in China with $1,200 scholarship

6099_2015

China: Sustainable Urbanism is open for application now through UC International website. UC International Program ( Study Abroad) have provided 24 scholarships at $1,200 for each receiver. You need apply to enroll either SAID6099, PLAN6099 or ENVE6099 spring semester in 2016.

Deadline. 12/01/2015.

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2015 Study Abroad in China book available

2015 book available online. The PDF file is available to download here. Thanks everyone who contributed to the book! Thanks the support from UC Forward, UC International.

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Spring Semester 2016 Elective

PLAN6099, ENVE6099

  • Seminar, Wednesdays, 6‐7pm, 3 cr. (UG/G)
  • Includes China travel , Apr 30‐May14, 2016
  • Grants of $1,200 available for travel costs

All UC students are welcome!

INFORMATION SESSIONS
MON OCT 5
12:15 – 1:00PM
6218 DAAP

TUES OCT 6
12:15 – 1:00PM
797 Rhodes

For more information, contact one of the following:

  • Prof. Chris Auffrey: chris.auffrey@uc.edu
  • Prof. Mingming Lu: mingming.lu@uc.edu
  • Prof. Ming Tang ming.tang@uc.edu
  • Prof. Xinhao Wang xinhao.wang@uc.edu

 

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report of 2015 Study Abroad in China

We had a successful trip in China! Check out the pictures and report for the spring Sustainable Urbanism, Study Abroad in China in 2015. We had “Resilient City” Symbolism with Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing University of Technology. We also had Collaborative workshop with Qingao Technology University.

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2015 syllabus and site info

welcome to the 2015 Sustainable Urbanism Course! 2015 syllabus and site info are posted in the shared dropbox in this page.

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2014 book is available in blurb & free download

The “Sustainable Urbanism: study abroad in China” 2014 book is available to order in blurb now!  The free eBook (PDF) is available to download here. Thank all students in 2014 program who contributed to book. Special thanks goes to Ladan, Chris, Xinhao, Mingming and supports from UC Forward & UC International Office!!!

Ming Tang

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Apply for the 2015 study abroad in China with $1,000 scholarship!

China: Sustainable Urbanism is open for application now through UC International website. UC International Program ( Study Abroad) have provided 24 scholarships at $1,000 for each receiver. You need apply to enroll either SAID6099, PLAN6099 or ENVE6099 spring semester in 2015.

Also, if you are interested to this course, please sign up to our contact list here so we can keep you informed. Thanks!


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Visit us in UC Study Aborad Fair on October 1st

UC 2014 study abroad event will take place outdoors on MainStreet near the Tangeman University Center (TUC) food court from 10am until 2pm.  We will host a table with sign up sheet. Please feel free to visit us  for questions on this great study abroad opportunity.

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