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Policy, Planning & Development in Urban China will be held Jan 2013

Tiananmen.pngPA 4490/5590 Policy, Planning & Development in China 中国的政策、规划和发展
tentatively planned for January 4-19, 2013, 3 credits registration open through Learning Abroad Center

Professors Zhao Zhirong (Jerry Zhao) and Sherry Gray, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Registration now open: http://www.umabroad.umn.edu/programs/asia-oceania/hhhchina.php

Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing
Travel to the vibrant cities of Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shanghai to learn first-hand the unique development challenges facing policy and planning professionals in designing sustainable and livable urban environments in the some of the largest and fastest-growing urban economies in the world. China has revamped its urban landscape in recent decades and faces challenges of providing adequate housing and transportation, clean air and water, and sufficient jobs and recreational outlets for millions of urban residents while undergoing a demographic "bubble" (China is one of the most rapidly ageing populations in the world) leading to population expansion and fast economic growth, all as policy makers struggle to keep up with ongoing regulatory needs. Students will visit organizations working on urban development issues, including projects innovating new social and environmental designs.

Contact Sherry Gray at grayx260(at)umn.edu with questions. China course flyer Jan 2013_zzr.pdf

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