keywords – aging, migration, urban regeneration, livability, transnational development, China
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Mu Xiufan
Aging in place – Non-zero sum game
Beijing, China
To address its aging population is very urgent in Beijing. The most suitable way to do so is to allow for “aging in place”, a strategy that builds up upon the current situation, including current government policy and aged people’s desires. This project promotes quality of life and living conditions for aged people in place, through the renewal and reconstruction of the public space system at diverse scales.

Yanxin Liu
Night and fog of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China
This project will explore the transformation of mono-centric Hong Kong into a multifunctional polycentric region, linked to Shenzhen and the Pearl River Delta. It will focus on Tin Shui Wei and how this new town can develop into an active hub in the West industrial belt of the emerging region.

Jiangzhou Song
Livability in a growing Shenzhen – How to make Shenzhen a high-educated young migrants friendly city
Shenzhen, China
This research project focuses on high-educated young migrants. Their livability, including affordability and good accessibility to services and jobs, is the main topic and final goal of the thesis.


Xiaojun Liu
Inclusive intensification – A humane arrival city in the dense metropolitan area of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China
The high-intensity urban regeneration projects directed by the government and capital in Hong Kong are threatening the mechanisms that sustain the immigrant community in the Sham Shui Po district. This project will explore a community-based regeneration strategy that can meet both, the needs of the immigrant community and economic development.

Kseniya Otmakhova
One road for all – An ambicultural approach to planning and design in the case of China’s revival of the Silk Road
Silk route, China
At times of political unrest and dynamic changes in the world, China puts forward a proposal for global collaboration towards peace and prosperity – the Belt and Road Initiative. Faced with critique, distrust and questions from the global community the plan to revive the ancient Silk Road can as easily fail as succeed, depending on the way it is executed on the local scale. Seeing culture structure as the fundamental factor in economic activities and urban patterns, this research aims to develop ambicultural planning & design guidelines for the geopolitical mega project. Within the complex network of the ancient Silk Routes and the contemporary Belt and Road, the study focuses on the railway hubs in the cities along the New Eurasian Land Bridge.


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