How can we conserve energy when driving is a daily necessity for the millions of people who live in America’s sprawling suburbs?
How can we make it fun for suburbanites to use their cars less often?
SOLUTION: Take an underused building already found in many subdivisions and turn it into…
Villages in Development – Xiani
This is the first in a series of seminars, workshops, and studios that will identify ways in which villages in the Pearl River Delta can play a more active role in the process of development and urbanization that is rapidly changing the spatial, economic and social landscape. Our focus on local conditions and participation can intersect with central and local governments’ top-down planning efforts to produce a more stable and equitable urbanization beyond the boundaries of the individual villages.
Villages in Development – Longmei
Given the vast differences between China’s regions and even between individual villages, the workshops are limited to the Pearl River Delta area – the Chinese region that has been developing most rapidly over the last twenty-eight years. Furthermore, given the study’s attention to conditions specific to individual villages, each semester we select two to four case studies. For this year, we chose two villages from the Panyu district of Guangzhou: Longmei, which is rapidly becoming a “village in the city” and Xiani, still a largely rural village.