Thursday, June 26, 2014

UDC Architecture Prof. Visits China

Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Architecture and Community Planning as well as the Principal of K. Dixon Architecture and President of the National Organization of Minority Architects recently returned from a 10-day trip to Southwestern China. Prof. Dixon was part of a delegation of architecture and planning professionals who visited Beijing, Shanghai and the Yunnan Province, to study housing and explore options for continuing engagement in sustainability initiatives in the region, which is experiencing dramatic and rapid economic, cultural, and development change with profound implications for local communities. View the itinerary

The China tour represented an opportunity to be part of developing the American Institute of Architects' Housing Knowledge Community’s engagement in sustainability initiatives in the region and to learn about traditional and contemporary housing in Yunnan. The delegation hope to establish an ongoing educational and professional exchange with the Yunnan Sustainability Network, Dali University’s new school of architecture and the Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability.

Throughout the visit, members of the delegation gave presentations. Prof. Dixon presented on UDC's architecture programs, Urban Architecture and Community Planning and the Architectural Research Institute.

"My love of architecture and urban design parallels my love of travel, so participating in this trip was a priority for me," said Prof. Dixon.

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