The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis


CASA Tours China

1 May 2014


Dr Adam Dennett (Lecturer in Urban Analytics) and Lisa Cooper (Teaching and Learning Administrator) have returned from a whirlwind visit to China where they toured the UCL Built Environment Clubs, showcased the cutting-edge research of the department, raised awareness of the MSc Smart Cities course and promoted Mike Batty’s new book “The New Science of Cities”.

With the help of David Cobb, the Bartlett’s Director of Business Development, a full itinerary was organised encompassing visits to eight leading universities within seven days. Adam delivered a lecture entitled Computable Cities: How CASA is Building a Science of Smart Cities at each of them.

The first stop was Beijing where Tsinghua University and Peking University welcomed Adam and Lisa before they flew onto Shanghai to present at Tongji University. They visited South China University of Technology and Sun Yat Sen University in Guangzhou before moving onto Hong Kong. There, they visited the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Baptist University. During the trip, they also found time to meet with a key member of staff from the architectural company, Haskoll.

This was a very rewarding and worthwhile trip and CASA hope that it will lead to exciting collaborations in the near future.

Photo: Adam and Lisa with undergraduate students from the South China University of Technology, Guangzhou.