Related Staff : Tiger Lin
Assistant: Freda Yu
The Shanghai Expo was touted by the Chinese government as yet another first-rate global scale event, similar in significance to the Beijing Olympics, which would symbolize the economic and political rise of China in the 21st century. The event would demonstrate to both the Chinese populace and foreign nations the enormous progress of China’s urban development in the heart of the nation’s economic hub of Shanghai. The event received extensive media coverage in the Chinese media both in the lead up and during the World Expo. According to China analyst Tom Doctoroff, “In terms of what the city was able to achieve, the Chinese were impressed. Shanghai stepped up a level in internationalization Project 1: Urban strategy practice – site record, interpretation, and research By finding their significant elements in urban developments, in time scales, and translate the findings in well formatted collage map(s) and sections. Photos and critical mapping will be crucial for the students to understand man-made infrastructure and natural system. Students will continue their exploration of issues derived from the theme of their interests in a focused area. A suggested site will be provided for further study. Analysis of the research area at a neighborhood-scale will build upon the research from the large scale networks. Project 2: Site Design Students will engage with the design and planning of an urban regeneration strategy based on the research and analysis from project 1. Presentation strategy for large scale project will be one of the training focuses, and be studied and developed before the final review.