"Sponge City" Practices in China
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 12:00pm to Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 1:30pm

In the coming Thursday's China Seminar, our visiting scholar, Weiwei Wang, will talk about the "Sponge City" Practices in China.

As Chinese cities are suffering from the most comprehensive water problems, the central government started to launch the sponge pilot city program in China in 2014. Sponge city is derived from the concept of LID and GI but it covers a much broader dimension, which offers a good opportunity for China to address water resources, the environment, the ecology and water resilience simultaneously. Some pilot cities have made a great achievement, but there is still a long tough way to go...

The speaker: Weiwei Wang is from China Academy of Urban Planning and Design in Beijing. Most of Wang’s projects and research focus on Urban water system planning, urban eco-environmental planning. Areas of interest include Urban ecological and environmental planning; Low impact development of urban; and Urban river restoration.

Location: URBN 220