The China-UK Joint Seminar on Eco-Urbanisation and Spatial Planning
15 March 2018
This seminar took place on 7 March 2018, co-hosted by the School of Landscape Architecture at Beijing Forestry University, Beijing Laboratory of Urban-Rural Ecological Environment and collaborators from Manchester Urban Institute's Spatial Policy and Analysis Laboratory (SPA-Lab).
As part of long term collaborative work on Eco-urbanisation, this joint seminar's objectives were:
- To investigate how spatial planning can contribute to ecological urbanisation in developing countries under rapid urbanisation contexts
- To improve the participation of practical planners in research and the participation of researchers in planning practice
- To develop the connection between researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers for further long-term communication and collaboration on related research and planning practice
- To share the planning experiences and research resources in both countries
The key issue being discussed was: 'Under the context of urban China, what should the eco-urbanisation be like? How do we apply spatial planning to regulate and guide eco-urbanisation?'
MUI colleagues running and taking part in the semiar were Cecilia Wong, Helen Zheng and Lei Wang.