In May Stanford’s Urban Studies program: Human Cities China (part of the Human Cities Initiative) organsied a round table seminar at Tsinghua University in Beijing. The discussion was led by Stanford lecturers Deland Chan and Kevin Hsu, with Amy Mathieson, founder of Project: China Building Restoration, and Rosie Levine from the Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Centre invited as guest speakers.
The four speakers shared their international experiences from Beijing, Shanghai, and San Francisco to discuss the current state of architectural preservation, the role of changing mindsets and public participation to influence outcomes, and how individuals can partake in issues of neighborhood preservation and development.
Click on the video below to watch the full discussion.
Human Cities China was sponsored by the Stanford Office of International Affairs and with support from Tsinghua University iCenter, Tsinghua Academy of Art and Design, Tsinghua University Department of Construction Management, the Stanford Center at Peking University, Stanford Bing Overseas Program, Stanford Club of Beijing, and the Urban Land Institute.