Joint Thesis Proposal Seminar Held for Urban-Rural Planning Majors from Seven Universities in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region
On Mar. 3, 2017, the 1st joint graduation thesis proposal seminar for urban-rural planning majors from seven universities in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region was held in the Humanities Building of Beijing University of Technology (BJUT). Besides BJUT, the other six universities are Beijing Forestry University (BJFU), North China University of Technology (NCUT), Hebei University of Technology (HEBUT), Tianjin Chengjian University (TCU), Hebei Agricultural University (HEBAU) and Hebei Institute of Architecture and Civil Engineering (HEBIACE). Academics and students from the seven universities, together with experts from Beijing Municipal Institute of City Planning and Design (BICP), participated in the proposal seminar. Students from the Department of Urban Planning, School of Architecture and Art Design, HEBUT attended the seminar .
Under the guidance of coordinated development strategy of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region, Zhangjiawan, a thousand-year-old town in Tongzhou District, covering 75 hectares, has been designated as the project site. The project is therefore titled “Urban Design for Both Sides of Xiaotaihou River in Zhangjiawan, Tongzhou District” and emphasizes themes like the new urbanization of China, the construction of unique and beautiful towns, and the construction of sub-center of Beijing.
Wu Fengwen, dean of College of Architecture and Urban Planning, BJUT, hosted the proposal and Mr. He, an engineer from BICP elaborated on the implementation plan for housing placement and parcel regulatory plan in Zhangjiawan. Subsequently, academics and students questioned on the upper-level design of this area, to which Chief planner Xing Zonghai and Mr. He gave their explanations.
The joint proposal has ushered in the planning and design phase for the three-month joint graduation project. The seven universities, along with effective interactions among academics and students, are ready for further cooperation in future graduation projects to boost their urban planning discipline.
(Translated by Cao Yuan, revised by Ma Yongliang and proofread by Shi Gengshan)