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Summer Internship

Summer Internship
MURP students have opportunities to go to China during summer months interning in big Planning and Design firms.

Visiting Scholars - Learning from Each Other

Visiting Scholars - Learning from Each Other
Planners and planning academics from China participate in the program and reflect on their city experiences worldwide.

China Seminars - Forum on Urbanization

China Seminars - Forum on Urbanization
Weekly seminars during the academic terms, Thursdays at noon we meet at URBN 220.

Reflections on Internship in China


Meet our 2016 Interns! Alvaro Caviedes, Olivia Holden, Eric Rutledge, and Daniel Scheppke will be our 2016 interns going to China this summer! Congratuations! They will be going to Beijing CADG, and Shenzhen UPDIS! More of this story here

In June 2015, the PSU China Innovations in Urbanization Director Professor Connie Ozawa visited Shanghai. While in Shanghai, she relaxed with former post-doc Jianhong Ye and his wife, Lin Lin (Stacy) and two children, Professor Chen (Tongji University), Huifu Xu (CAUPD Beijing Visiting Scholar 2010-11), and Professor Hong (Tongji University). She also gave a presentation on Portland Metro's urban growth boundaries to staff planners at CAUPD Shanghai. Read the full story.

In January 2015, the PSU-China Innovations in Urbanization program hosted a delegation of 22 professionals from the Ministry of Land and Resources from China and organized a three-day workshop on the topic of Portland's urban growth boundary. More of this story here.

About the Program

The PSU-China Innovations in Urbanization Program is designed to promote dialogue, exchange ideas, and build relationships among researchers and practitioners engaged in improving the livability of urban spaces and the building of tomorrow's cities while protecting our natural resources. Through partnerships with the Chinese Academy of Urban Planning and Design (CAUPD), UPDIS (Urban Planning and Design Institute Shenzhen), CADG (China Architecture and Design Group), the International Sustainable Development Foundation (ISDF), the Beijing Institute of City Planning (BICP), and the Energy Foundation, we work together to identify innovations that will move us all toward a more sustainable future.

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