Past Event

A Venice of China: Transforming China's Cities for the Next Century

Wed, Jan 13 2010 - 6:00pm

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 Affairs
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
$8 member, $15 non-members
Program Organizer: Cynthia Miyashita
Also know: This part of the “Cities for the Asian Century” speaker series