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Asia and China Research Program

Fellow and Associate Professor, Tingwei Zhang  
tzhang@uic.edu

GCI established the Asia and China Research Program in 2007, led by Professor Tingwei Zhang, Urban Planning and Policy program, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs. The Program was initiated with an agreement between GCI and Guangxi Institute of Architectural Design and Research (GIADR), Guangxi Province in China.

The agreement provides funding for research and exchange between GCI and GIADR, around issues of importance to Southeast Asian countries, especially China. Collaborative research will be focused on economic, political, environnmental, urban planning, and architectural issues, as they provide opportunities for exchange of ideas that mutually benefit both universities.

In spring 2007, the program sponsored attendance by Dr. Zhang and Dr. David Perry, Director of Great Cities Institute, at the International Conference on Urban Culture and the Second International Forum on City Planning in China.