China Seminar

About the China Seminar

The China Seminar is an opportunity to engage with the planning, development, and public policy issues facing China as it undergoes the fastest urbanization process in world history. Each academic year, the PSU-China Innovations in Urbanization Program hosts presentations, panels, film viewings, and book readings. Key to the seminar series is the involvement of our Visiting Scholars from China, who add their unique experiences and research to the program. Most seminars are open to the public and all PSU students are encouraged to attend.

2018-2019 Series

Lecture topic
Nov. 29 There and Back Again: A Tale of Study Abroad in England  Matthew Gebhardt, Melissa Meagher
Nov.15 Transportation Hub Planning in China Chen, Zhong
Nov. 8 2018 MURP Summer Internships in China Seth Healy, Joseph Meyers, Bryan Nguyen, Hector Rodriguez Ruiz, Victor Tran
Nov. 1

Reflections and Comparisons on Planning topics between the US and China. Water Restoration/Affordable Housing

Weiwei Wang, Yue Zheng
Oct.25 Community governance: Harnessing the Wisdom of Crowds Steve Johnson
Oct.18 From Experience to Profession: Bridging Subsidized Housing System between the U.S. and China  Vince Wang
Oct.11  Overview of the Oregon Population Forecast Program Nick Chun
Oct. 4 The Chinese Urban & University Landscape: A Personal Perspective Lloyd Meyer


2017-2018 Series

Lecture topic
May.31 Stories of Community Development in Perú

Adrienne Chaillé

May.24 National Standard for Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation Planning Zhong Chen
May.17 “The Miracle of Density”: The Politics of Urban Design and Densification in downtown Bogotá

Federico Pérez

May.10 Rural Area Regulation in China Yue Zheng
May. 3 Significant Ecological Issues in Beijing -Tianjin - Hebei Region and Their Solutions in Planning Weiwei Wang
Apr. 26 The Peculiarity of Oregon Planning Law

Edward J. Sullivan


Comparing Urban Planning Processes in China and the US: A Panel Discussion

Yiping Fang

Apr. 12 The Ultimate size of cities - Urban growth redlines in China Yiping Fang
Mar. 8 "Sponge City" Practices in China Weiwei Wang
Mar. 1 The interaction of environmental crisis and political unrest in Iran

Maryam Amiri

Feb. 22 Two World Heritage Sites in China Hang Liu
Feb. 15 China Internship experience in 2017

Taylor et al

Feb. 8 China's New Area Strategy.

Yue Zheng

Feb. 1 Urban Transportation Planning, Design, and Practice in China Zhong Chen
Jan. 25 High-Speed Rail in China

Biyao Zhang

Jan. 18 Time of Xi, episode 2 'Running China now' Shen Qu
Nov. 16 MURP summer intern group presentation All.
Nov. 9 The Kingdom of Bicycles: Observations & Insights on the Bike Share Boom in China Ayano & Qingyang
Nov. 2 Dashila: Community Involvement and Neighborhood Revitalization in Beijing Taylor Campi
Sponge city development in China
Brandon Crawford
Oct. 19
Urban restructuring of large cities in China

Qin Bo

Oct. 12
ArchiLand International (PLACE) - Local architecture design firm


Oct. 5
Urban growth boundaries in Chinese cities - Field notes

Yiping Fang

2016-2017 Series

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Jun 1
Portland's China Town - A brief history
Victor Tran
 May 25
 College entrance exam in China 
 Yitong Wu
May 18
Development of Cultural Industries in China and Its Impacts on Urban Renovation
Jian Liu
May 11
Pollution control and design optimization in Dianchi restoration
Hui Li
May 4
Discover Life in the People's Republic of Wechat
Wen Xu
Understanding China's Development from the "Chinese mayor"
 Shen Qu
Apri. 20
Film watching: The Chinese mayor
Nov. 17
Tapping the development power of people to house Asia's urban poor
Thomas Kerr
Nov. 10
Comparison between BRT systems in China and Brazil
Lorena Nascimento
Field notes from China- The Summer Internship experience
Eric Ruetlege, Olivia Holden, Alvaro, Daniel
Our Common Beautiful City: Overview of ‘2040 Shanghai’ Strategic Plan
Shaozhi Hong
Moving the Imperial City: Government-led Sub-center development in Beijing
Alvaro Caviedes
Reflections on a study abroad in the Netherlands exploring urban transportation planning, policy and design
Aaron Golub
 Opening up gated communities - Can Chinese city reform its spatial structures?
 Yiping Fang