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March 2012 Visiting Scholar Xiaozhou Wang discusses historic preservation efforts in Beijing


This Thursday, Chinese Visiting Scholar Xiaozhou Wang will describe recent efforts to preserve historic resources in Beijing.  Wang will discuss challenges facing historical conservation including economic revitalization/gentrification, "fraud antiques", loss of culture and community due to relocation of local residents, and implementation hurdles.  Wang will also discuss foreign media coverage of Beijing's historic preservation initiatives.



When: Thursday, March 1 (2:00-3:30pm)

Where: Urban Center, Room 220


All are welcome! Please join us. 


Wang is a Visiting Scholar from the Chinese Academy of Urban Planning and Design (CAUPD) in Beijing. She is studying urban planning during the 2011-2012 academic year at Portland State University as part of a collaborative training program with the PSU-China Innovations in Urbanization program.