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The Bartlett delivers training course to Guangdong’s Urban Planners

23 February 2016

Guangdong Urban Planners

The Bartlett recently hosted the second annual executive training course to a delegation of Chinese urban planners form cities across Guangdong Province. The 10 day executive training course focused on the theme of ‘Urban Organic Renewal’ and drew on the expertise of The Bartlett’s senior academics - along with invited specialist guest lecturers. 

The delegation was led by President Zhang Zhaokang of the Guangdong Urban & Rural Planning and Design Institute and included a former Bartlett Development Planning Unit alumnus Ma Xiangming.

The visit comprised of 10 days at UCL and included lectures and site visits, with Bartlett academics showcasing London’s approach to regeneration at locations such as the Olympic Park, Kings Cross Station, South Bank, The Shard and Docklands.

External guest speakers included Michele Dix, Managing Director of Crossrail 2 who is also a visiting Professor to The Bartlett School of Planning. The delegation used their remaining time in the UK to visit Edinburgh, Bath, Oxford and Cambridge, where they met city experts and officials to learn more about the governance and challenges they face.

Enquiries to David Cobb, Bartlett Director of Business Development at david.cobb@ucl.ac.uk