The Greater Bay Areaex Spring School - 3.0 formulates strategies and critical interventions for the GBA. For the third year running, the methodological approach aims to maximise strategic potentials and urban differentiation within this very large urban-agglomeration field. This builds on design-research of the Master of Design Urban Environments Design’s Systems and Strategies Studio, which emphasises planning principles through testing and scenarios development of planning models. Each model explores a speculative framework that challenges regional planning, whilst raising critical debates at levels of development, territorial scales, settlement morphologies and economic characteristics particular to the GBA.

Colloquia, lectures and round table discussions provide inputs and feedback to the development of critical frameworks that are tested in public presentations. This will contribute to a body of work on the GBA, and will be published and exhibited locally and internationally.


Tue | 16-Mar  Start of GBA Master Studio – PolyU 
Fri | 16-Apr  Mid Term Presentations
Tue | 11-May

Start of online GBA Master Studio – TU Delft

Lecture 1 | P Hasdell / G Bruyns – Introduction

Presentations | TU Delft
Wed | 12-May Presentations | PolyU 
Thu | 13-May Lecture 2 | Mr KK Ling (DISI) - Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area: Emergence | Formation | Challenges
Mon | 17-May

Lecture 3 | P Hasdell - Border Ecologies

Lecture 4 | Dr G Bruyns - Topological Urbanism

Lecture 5 | Dr Hee Sun Choi - Urban Morphology and Pattern Language

Tue | 18-May

Lecture 6 | Darren Nel - PhD Candidate - Spatial planning, Practices of the Global South

Lecture 7 | Henry Endemann - PhD Candidate – GBA and the Smart City

Tue | 25-May Lecture 8 | Krity Gera - PhD Candidate - Gender Mobilities
Fri | 28-May

Final Presentations | PolyU and TU Delft Collective review panels