Symposium: Emerging Public Space in the Pearl River Delta


17 March (Fri) 0900-1800 18 March (Sat) 0900-1600

A series of talks and roundtable discussions on the distinctive types of urban public spaces and public spatial practices emerging in the context of the Pearl River Delta's rapid urban development in recent decades.

Hosted by

  • Tim Jachna, PolyU School of Design
  • Miodrag Mitrasinovic, Parsons School of Design

Other Speakers

  • Laurent Gutierrez, MAP Office / PolyU School of Design
  • Peter Hasdell, PolyU School of Design
  • Brian McGrath, Parsons School of Design
  • Mary Ann O'Donnell, ethnographer, Shenzhen
  • Tim Simpson, University of Macau (Sociology)
  • Song Hongyang and Pan Mingmin, Shenzhen University (Art and Design)
  • Hendrik Tieben, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Architecture)
  • Yang Xiaochun, Shenzhen University (Planning)

Organized by the Urban Environments Lab of PolyU Design, with support from Parsons School of Design and the India China Institute, The New School, New York