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On Tuesday, April 11, 2017, Michele Bonino and Filippo De Pieri gave a lunch talk titled The Danweis of Beijing and the Notion of “Industrial Heritage” in Contemporary China. The lecture was a unique observation, poetic illustration, and critical reflection on the composition and transformation of danwei (单位) as an urban form in China. 

Michele Bonino + Filippo De Pieri: The Danweis of Beijing and the Notion of “Industrial Heritage” in Contemporary China

Karen Seto visited MIT on April 6, 2017, to give a talk jointly hosted by the STL Lab and the Enviornmental Policy and Planning Group (EPP) as part of the STL China Talk Series. Her talk was attended by approximately 35 students, faculty, and community members.

Karen Seto: Hidden Linkages between Urbanization and Food Systems: Chinese and Global Transitions

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, Shenjing He, associate professor in Department of Urban Planning and Design at The University of Hong Kong, delivered her China Talk Series lecture on the definition, evolution, composition, implementation, and future development of the idea of the creative city. Prof. He spoke to an audience of approximately 30 students, faculty, professional practitioners, and guests.

Shenjing He: The Creative Spatial Fix: Making Creative Cities in China

Professors David Geltner and Richard de Neufville will travel China in June 2017 to lead a series of one-day short courses discussing the dynamics of real estate development in China.

Dynamics of Real Estate Development: MIT Professors to Lecture in Beijing and Shanghai in June

The STL Lab has built a diverse and interdisciplinary team of entrepreneurs, engineers, planners, architects, and developers, each with a demonstrated interest in social responsibility, the built environment, and entrepreneurship. Summer fellows will spend five weeks in China.

Announcing the 2017 STL-MISTI China Summer Fellows

During IAP 2016-17, STL fellow and MCP candidate Max Budovitch worked in Chicago with refugee populations and conducted research in Israel as part of a spring term class on industrial urbanism in the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning.

IAP Offers STL Fellow Opportunity to Study and Learn on a Global Scale

In Blue Skies over Beijing (published by Princeton University Press), Dr. Siqi Zheng and Matthew E. Kahn (University of Southern California) look at life in Chinese cities and how residents of all classes deal with the stresses of pollution. 

Blue Skies Over Beijing: STL Lab's Siqi Zheng Publishes New Work