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Feb 2012: Visiting Scholar Bin Wang presents on Chinese urban planning for tourism


When: Thursday, Feb 16 from 2-3:30
Where: Urban Center, Room 220

Bin will provide an introduction to planning for tourism in China, including the characteristics of "tourist cities", problems faced in planning for tourism, and formulas for spatial development.  Bin will also compare Chinese cites with tourist cities he visited recently in Mexico.

Bin's presentation will be followed by informal discussion and mini presentations by PSU professors and students, describing one city they visited as a tourist and explain why they believe it is successful in attracting tourists.

As a group, we will discuss key elements of  planning for tourism, including the following questions:

  • What is important to a tourist city and its urban planning?
  • How to guide the spacial structure to a tourist city?
  • How to deal with the relation between the tourists and local citizens?

Please contact Collin Roughton with any questions: