Past Visiting Scholars - 2011-2012
China Academy of Urban Planning & Design
Reflections on the PSU-China Program
From Sept. 2011 to Sept. 2012, Bin was a visiting scholar Of Toulan School of Urban studies & Planning in PSU. He enjoys in the unique life and experience in PSU which is different from that in CAUPD, and at the same time he studied the urban planning and the history of Portland, public participation mechanism, and the planning dynamic in U.S. Bin love Portland, his friendly people, and the social philosophy of advocating green life. Bin believes that PSU-China Innovations in Urbanization can structure the communication bridge between China and the United States, provides new insight and dialogue for urbanization under the different culture background, and provides the exchange platform of comparative study for planners and scholars.
Bin insists that there are, and will still be huge difference in urbanization between China and the United States for a long time, but the diversity will promote forming the same future of the world, people should learn from each other, and create a better global village.
Zhangjiajie City plan, Hunan Province (2007-Present)
The plan includes strategic plan, city master plan, the integration plan between urban and rural areas, regulatory plan and zoning for inner city, etc. Bin with his work group focus on the region’s tourism in the long term, and continuously track the study of its development. The project is mainly to solve the contradiction between urban sprawl and natural heritage conservation of Wulingyuan, and guides the sustainable development of the city and its tourism, and promotes the integration and interdependence of urban and rural regions.