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11.952 Foshan China Workshop, Spring 2004

Chart showing the development pressures in Foshan.
The development pressures in Foshan reveal the challenges in creating a viable urban environment that is ecologically healthy and socially equitable.

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Course Description

This practicum focuses on applying the principles of sustainability to improve the quality of life and activity along the Foshan downtown riverfront. The City has recently engaged in several planning efforts that, with the help of consultants and experts, will help to identify strategies to revitalize the City's center and establish a new downtown. This practicum will compliment these efforts by focusing on planning and design options in and around the Pearl River, a now underutilized waterway that runs through the City's new downtown.


Prof. Tunney Lee
Prof. Yu-Hung Hong

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
3 hours / session



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