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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