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Creative Industries to Lead Workshop in China

The School of Architecture will be hosting a workshop in Xi’an, China, led by Professor Steffen Lehmann.

Under the Researcher Links scheme (offered within the Newton Fund), the British Council and the University of Portsmouth’s Cluster for Sustainable Cities will be holding an interdisciplinary workshop on the theme of urban resilience in Xi’an, China.

The workshop, entitled INSIGHT, is a collaboration between the University of Portsmouth and Xi’an Jiaotong University, with contributions from leading researchers from other institutions.

The international workshop, led by Professor Steffen Lehmann, Director of Cluster for Sustainable Cities, will be held from 27 to 29 June 2018. Key researchers from the University of Portsmouth include Dr Alessandro Melis, and Dr Silvio Caputo.

“The workshop is timely and highly relevant. In the last 25 years, China has experienced a phase of rapid urbanisation and has now entered a new era of urban development focused on urban regeneration of existing neighbourhoods.

This is a field in which UK researchers have much experience and a lot to contribute, as neighbourhood regeneration and inclusive growth has become the main direction for the Chinese government.” – Professor Steffen Lehmann.

Co-funded by the British Council (Newton Fund Researcher Links programme) in the UK and by the prestigious National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) with a total of £44,000, the aim of the 3-day workshop is to explore strategies of urban regeneration and sustainable communities’ leadership that will support integrated solutions for inclusive growth and urban resource-efficiency.

The INSIGHT workshop will run for 3 full days and will include public engagement activities. It will directly benefit the participants, researchers and wider academic community.

Institutional representatives, policymakers and other relevant stakeholders from Xi’an and other Chinese cities will participate, contributing to the debates and expanding the workshop’s reach
and impact.

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  1. I am working in Xi’an Jiaotong University and currently studying in UoP. Glad to hear this news!!! Hope I could help.

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