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Low impact development practice- Sponge city construction in China
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 12:00pm to Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 1:30pm
Low impact development practice- Sponge city construction in China
Abstract:
With the development in the process of China's urbanization, many cities face great environmental challenges including the deterioration of water resources, waterlogging, and water shortage. To solve these problems, the concept of “Sponge city” was introduced in China. In this seminar, Dr. YOU will first explain how this policy of Sponge city was implemented, in relating to the water environment, water resource, and water ecology as well as water security. She will also present cases of sponge city construction to illustrate how the sponge city policy is carried out at the central government and local government level, and what this policy has achieved in China.  

About the speaker:

YOU Yang majored in municipal engineering, is a Senior engineer at China Academy of Urban Planning & Design. She is currently a PSU visiting scholar for 2019. Her research field is focused on the standard of water quality in source water and urban low impact development (LID). In recent years, YOU Yang has involved many kinds of projects including Urban water system planning, Urban ecological and environmental planning, Urban river restoration planning programs.   She is mostly interested in the LID design, the most popular concept of urban development in China. She wants to explore the different methods of LID city planning between the newly developed area and built-up area with long histories. Get to know more about Yang here