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    China’s Urban Future: Challenges versus Ambitions – A Panel Discussion

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    Date(s) - 07/06/2017
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


    Crossboundaries Architects


    4 North Gongti Road, Bldg. 10, Beijing, China



    Entrance Fee

    FCCC Members Free, non-members 100RMB

    By 2025, China plans to have 70 percent of its population, an estimated 900 million people, living in cities. As this extraordinary urbanisation process surges on, there are many factors to consider – rising poverty, unemployment and crime in these mega-cities; integrated environmental protection and economic development; the role of the hukou registration system in integrating migrants into urban communities and the lack of affordable housing.

    In this event, a  panel of three architects, moderated by Zhang Han, Executive Editor of ArchDaily China will discuss the economic and social challenges of Chinese urbanization. They will walk FCCC guests through the benefits and downsides of city developments and discuss in detail practical examples of mega urbanization such as the Jing-Jin-Ji project.

    Han Zhang|张涵 

    Han is an Australian/Chinese Architect, based in Beijing. She holds a degree in Corporate Finance from Monash University and a Masters in Architecture from Melbourne University. She now combines these backgrounds, as Executive Editor of the Chinese version of ArchDaily, the world’s most visited architectural website, and as co-founder of architectural practice 汉荷设计/ maison h.

    Martijn de Geus

    Starting his work life as a zookeeper, working with gorillas for six years in the Netherlands, Martijn went on to become an architect. Based in Beijing since 2010, he is completing a Ph.D under prof. Li Xiaodong at Tsinghua University’s School of Architecture, where he also teaches in the Master’s program. Martijn combines his academic research with practice as the  co-founder of architectural practice 汉荷设计/ maison h.

    Ying Long | 龙瀛

    Ying Long is an associate professor in School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, China. His research focuses on urban planning, quantitative urban studies, and applied urban modeling. He has an education background of both environmental engineering and city planning. Before he joined Tsinghua University, he has been working for Beijing Institute of City Planning as a senior planner for eleven years. Familiar with planning practices in China and versed in the international literature, Dr. Long’s academic studies creatively integrates international methods and experiences with local planning practices. He has published over one hundred journal papers and led over twenty research/planning projects. Dr. Long is also the founder of Beijing City Lab, an open research network for quantitative urban studies.

    Hao Dong | 董灏

    Hao Dong holds a Bachelor degree in Architecture from the Beijing Institute of Civil Engineering and Architecture, and a Masters degree in Architecture from Pratt Institute, New York, USA. In 2002, he returned to China and started practicing and teaching after living and studying in the United States for almost 5 years. Besides working in one of the biggest state-owned design enterprises, Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD) since 2003. In 2005 Hao Dong co-founded the practice Crossboundaries, based in Beijing. He is regularly teaching at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). Hao Dong is managing director of the Beijing office.


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