A Venice of China: Transforming China's Cities for the Next Century
A Venice of China: Transforming China’s Cities for the Next Century
Renee Chow, Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design and Eva Li Chair of Design Ethics, University of California, Berkeley; Principal, Studio URBIS
Professor Chow has spent over 30 years documenting and researching Chinese patterns of living, from Uyghur villages to Beijing, and was the first to conduct contemporary analysis of these drastically different regions. She will share her findings from a canal village outside Shanghai, called the “Venice of China,” and explain what we can learn from a place that addresses the challenges of designing cities for modern lifestyles while preserving Chinese culture.
MLF: Asia-Pacific AffairsLocation: SF Club OfficeTime: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. programCost: $8 member, $15 non-membersProgram Organizer: Cynthia MiyashitaAlso know: This part of the “Cities for the Asian Century” speaker series