Audun Engh lectures on Urban Design and New Urbanism at Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture
September 17, 2012
At 18:30 pm on September 17, 2012, Mr. Audun Engh, the expert from Norway and C.E.U. board member, was invited by the School of Architecture and Urban Planning, at the Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (BUCEA) to give a lecture in Urban Design with the title “New Urbanism and urban design based on community participation in US and Europe”. Dr. Chen WenZhe Cathleen, the assistant professor of the school of Architecture and Urban Planning translated the lecture.
Audun Engh, from Oslo, Norway, is a board member of the C.E.U. – Council for European Urbanism, and I.N.T.B.A.U. – International Network the for Traditional Building Architecture and Urbanism Committee. This is his first visit to China, and also the first visit to a Chinese university. Before this, Mr. Engh has had wide connection and collaboration with a number of overseas universities and academic organizations. His visit to BUCEA contributed to the international communications and collaborations between BUCEA and oversea academic organizations.
In this lecture, Mr. Engh introduced the current practice in urban design in Europe and the United States, with a focus on the urban design practices and methods in Nordic cities. He presented the basic principles and some recent projects of the New Urbanism movement in the US and Europe. Especially, he explained the method of “charrette” as a resolution in urban planning and design in Europe. Besides, Mr. Engh expressed his feelings and thinking of China’s current practice of urban design and development. Before the end of the lecture, teachers and students engaged in a pleasant discussion with Mr. Engh. The feedbacks for the Lecture are good and the audience felt very beneficial.
This lecture was also a section of the series programs of “The Introduction of Urban Design – ‘BUCEA’ s Bilingual Course Development Funding Project’ ”, which is chaired by Dr. Chen WenZhe Cathleen. This is also a further step in the practices of bilingual course development by the School of Architecture and Urban Planning. This course program is open to both, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and has gained the support and active participation from the students and teachers in the School of Architecture and Urban Planning.
Additional Information about the Coming Events:
“INTERNATONAL STUDY TOUR AND WORKSHOP – BEIJING SPRING 2013”
Plans are now being discussed for a study tour and a workshop / studio with students and academics at the Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture in March – April 2013. International partners in the project could be INTBAU Scandinavia and CEU – Council for European Urbanism.
A group of international experts will be invited to tour old and new areas of Beijing, discuss urban design principles with Chinese colleagues, faculty members and students, and participate in a studio project to make design proposals for a specific development site in or close to Beijing.
When plans for the event are confirmed, the project will be announced on the Beijing university, CEU and INTBAU websites.
Audun Engh, Oslo, Norway. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Chen WenZhe, Cathleen, Beijng, China. Email moc.liamgnull@nehczwneelhtac