Human Cities China Schedule


Friday, May 27 - Human Cities China opening forum

Opening Forum at Tsinghua University (open to the public) - MAP

●    10:00-10:15: Welcome Remarks

●    10:15-12:00: Lightning Talks

Liqun Chen, Planner, China Center for Urban Development

Dr. Ying Long, Professor, Tsinghua University and Director of Beijing City Lab

James H. Spear, Jr., Founder, the Mutianyu Schoolhouse and Brickyard Retreat

Dr. Jing Jing Xu, Executive Director, Green and Smart Urbanization Task Force, China Development Bank Capital and Managing Partner of Global Green Development Capital

Afternoon Workshop (open to selected students)

●    14:00-16:00: Introduction to Human Cities Challenge

Saturday, May 28 - Deep Dive in the Community

●    9:00-17:00: Students engage in fieldwork and Human Cities Challenge

●    18:00-19:00: Get inspired by roundtable discussion on place-making and participatory design

        Deland Chan, Stanford Program on Urban Studies and the Human Cities Initiative

        Kevin Hsu, Disney Research China

        Amy Mathieson, China Building Restoration Project

        Rosie Levine, Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center (CHP)

●    19:00-21:00 Synthesis Workshop (open to students)

        Each team will discuss fieldwork and how they will move forward with their final deliverables.

Sunday, May 29 - Human Cities China Final Showcase

Final Showcase (open to the public) at the Stanford Center at Peking University

●    12:30-14:30: Welcome Remarks and Keynote Speakers

Dr. Qin Shao, Professor, Department of History, The College of New Jersey

Stephen S.S. Wong, Managing Director of EWD, Chairman of Chongbang Group

●  14:30-15:30: Interactive Exhibit Display and Social Mixer with Stanford Club of Beijing

●  15:30-17:00: Student teams present their prototype and ideas to members of the public and jury.


Human Cities China is sponsored by the Stanford Office of International Affairs and organized by the Stanford Human Cities Initiative and Program on Urban Studies with support from Tsinghua University iCenter, Tsinghua Academy of Art and Design, Tsinghua University Department of Construction Management, the Stanford Center at Peking University, Stanford Bing Overseas Program, Stanford Club of Beijing, and the Urban Land Institute.