Events

Sponge City Development in China
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 12:00pm to Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 1:30pm

Can you guess what a "sponge city" is? With rapid urbanization coupled with the increasing intensity of precipitation from major storms caused by climate change, Chinese cities face monumental challenges regarding threats posed by flooding and flood risk. Over the last few years, the Chinese government has rolled out their ambitious "Sponge City Program" in an attempt to minimize flooding in major cities that are most threatened by these natural disasters. In this presentation, Brandon Crawford will provide a broad overview of the program and its goals, as well as share his research on Sponge City development while he was in Shenzhen. 

Brandon Crawford is a MURP candidate, currently in his second year study here at PSU. In the following weeks, the China seminar will feature several research works conducted by our MURP interns who recently came back from China.

Location: Urban Center, Room 220