Friday, May 4, 2012 (1:30-3pm)
Location: Urban Center, Room 270
Featured Speaker: Daniel Abramson, PhD Director and Associate Professor in the Department of Urban Design and Planning at the University of Washington
Having lived and studied in Beijing, China and Vancouver, Canada (as well as Ireland and Poland), Prof. Abramson explores the cross-cultural dimensions of communicating design and planning ideas. His current research focuses on understanding how national or global norms of urban design and historic preservation take local forms, especially in the context of rapid urbanization and political-economic change.
His talk will highlight the local solutions for sustainability development in China's fast urbanization processes.
This event is sponsored by the PSU-China Innovations in Urbanization program and is funded by a PSU Internationalization mini-grant.