PhD student Sha Liu recently attended the international symposium 'Urbanisation and the Production of Space' in Shanghai, China on 24 November 2016 and provided this feedback on her experience.
"Co-organized by the University of Sydney China Centre and the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning (FADP), in collaboration with six Chinese partner institutes, the symposium included top experts on Chinese urbanisation. Unlike conventional academic conferences, each session had two or three experts holding sharply different opinions and who debated heatedly with each other, like a fierce debating contest. I was able to participate in the discussion by raising questions, and communicated face-to-face with those leading experts, which was very mind opening.
Sha Liu is a PhD student in Urban and Regional Planning and Policy in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
The symposium was co-ordinated by Duanfang Lu, Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning.