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10/13/17, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Center for Architecture

The Seventh Bi-City Biennale of UrbanismArchitecture (Shenzhen), “Cities, Grow in Difference”, will open on December 15, 2017 in the historic town of Nantou. The history of Nantou spans a period of over 1,600 years. The city has played a pivotal role in the development of Shenzhen in China, referred to as the “Young City” for its 30-year “Special Economic Zone.” As both a historic town and a village in the city, Nantou provides a unique opportunity and relevant context to explore diverse visions, strategies, and models of urban growth in the face of excessive urban expansion.

Focusing on the issues of Chinese urbanization, UABB will host a dialogue exploring the phenomenon of Shenzhen’s urbanization in New York’s international context. Due to New York’s advanced stage of urbanization, the city provides valuable lessons for the urban regeneration of Shenzhen. With the participation of practitioners and researchers in the fields of architecture and urbanism, the event aims to facilitate the development of international urbanism studies of Shenzhen.


Travis J. M. Bunt, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; Director, One Architecture New York
Adam Frampton, AIA, Assistant Adjunct Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; Principal, Only If
Eva Franch i Gilabert, Chief Curator and Executive Director, Storefront for Art and Architecture
Jeffrey Johnson, AIA, 2013 UABB Curator; Founding Director, China Megacities Lab; Director, School of Architecture, University of Kentucky; Principal, SLAB Architecture
Xiaodu Liu, Principal Architect and Co-founder, URBANUS; Curator, 2017 UABB (Shenzhen)
Valerio Morabito, Adjunct Professor, PennDesign, University of Pennsylvania
Michael Speaks, Dean, Syracuse University School of Architecture

Organized by: Bi-City Biennale of UrbanismArchitecture (Shenzhen)

A program of Archtober 2017, NYC’s Architecture and Design Month.

Organized by
Bi-City Biennale of UrbanismArchitecture (Shenzhen)
10/13/17, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Center for Architecture
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