Sustainable Transportation in the International Context – China Planning Workshop
The funds were used to support planning and architecture students participating in a study abroad program in China, which was part of Dr. Ming Zhang’s graduate course in International Transportation Issues, within the Community and Regional Planning program. This was the seventh China Planning Workshop organized by the School of Architecture in collaboration with Chinese universities, and this year fourteen students from the School of Architecture participated. This year’s research themes were high-speed rail (HSR) and urban spatial development, which included:
- HSR Impacts on Tourism and Urban Economic Development
- HSR's Environmental/Energy Performance
- City Comprehensive Plan in the View of HSR: The Wuhan Case
- Integration of HSR and Urban Transport System
- Characteristics of HSR Users in the Wuhan Guangzhou Corridor
- HSR-Based TOD
- Architectural Design of HSR Hub
The workshop was coupled with an International Seminar on HSR and Urban Spatial Development with funding support from the Planning Bureau of the City of Wuhan. Fifteen HSR scholars from around the world presented at the seminar; They include Robert Cervero from UC Berkeley, Joseph Sussman and Karen Polenske/Wanli Fang from MIT, Anthony Yeh from University of Hong Kong, Petra Todorovich from Regional Plan Association, Chenmin Feng from National Jiaotung University of Taiwen, Young-in Kwon from Korean Institute of Transportation Research, Zhenjiang Shen from Kanazawa University of Japan, Francesca Pagliara from University of Naples Federico II of Italy, Cecilia Ribalaygua from Spain, Xiaobai Yao from University of Georgia, Ming Zhang from University of Texas at Austin and Professors Wujun Liu, Qizhi Liu, Haixiao Pan from China. A book volume is being edited based on the seminar presentations and the Workshop reports.
Snell funds were used to support student travel and accommodations, as well as the editing and publication of a book based on the seminar presentations and the Workshop reports.