Past Event

Panel & Exhibition: Post-COVID-China Urbanization

August 8, 2021
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Time: August 8, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Beijing)

We would like to inform you that the Post-COVID-China Urbanization Panel is moved to a fully online format. Join the panel at Columbia Global Centers | Beijing's Bilibili Livestream Chanel

The student initiative, URBAN REFLECTION ON COVID-19, organized by Columbia Global Centers | Beijing and Columbia University Urban China Network, a student organization of the Urban Planning program within the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, will host a panel discussion and exhibition.

We sincerely invite all who have participated in this initiative or have an interest in urban planning to join us online for a panel discussion with professional practitioners in the field and an exhibition of excellent design works.

Award winners will join the panel online to share their inspiration and insights behind the works.


    Cai Joe

    Jun (Joe) Cai CBS '18 EMBA, Co-Founder of JALP Architecture and Planning, Chief Architect, Member of Shenzhen's Construction Project Bid Evaluation Committee,  Executive Committee of Columbia Alumni Association of Beijing



    Shih-Ning (Steven) Chou, GSAPP '13, Architect, Deputy Design Director of the Architecture Department at Beijing Institute of Architectural Design——iaud, Editor & Translator of Detail Kultur (2016), by GSAPP Prof. Christoph a. Kumpusch


    About the Award Winners

    The initiative received nearly a hundred constructive and innovative design and essay works from young scholars and students over the past six months. These works discuss the phenomenon and heuristic solutions within the field of Chinese Urbanism and provide ideas of how to manage this crisis in a post-pandemic future.

    Six design and essay award winners were selected after a full month of review by a number of experts, including Weiping Wu, Professor of GSAPP and Director of the Master of Urban Planning Program, and Guicai Li, Dean of the School of Urban Planning and Design of Peking University.


    Design Work Award Winners


      Essay Work Award Winners

      First Prize:

      • Lin Tian, Tongji University, "Risk Transmission Characteristics in City Network Under the Background of COVID 19 A Case Study on Wuhan Metropolitan Area"

      Second Prize:

      • Lijun Xu, Shenyang Jianzhu University '23, "Research on the Supply Mode and Strategy of Medical Resources in China Based on Major Public Health Emergencies"



      1:30p.m. - 1:40 p.m.

      • Opening Remarks

      1:40 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

      • Presentation by Award Winners and Guest Speakers Critique

      2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

      • Panel Discussion and Q&A

      2:50 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

      • Closing Remarks