Review | SCUT-UCL Urban Forum
time: 2017-11-29


On October 24, 2017, the urban research forum “URBAN SPACES… how to create, retain, enhance and measure value" was held in the School of Architecture, South China University of Technology (SCUT), jointly by UCL Bartlett School of Architecture.


Professors from Bartlett and SCUT gave wonderful speeches respectively.

Dean Professor Alan Penn presented the spatial and social structural analysis on London and Manhattan to show a value outputs in humanism and scientism. Professor Andrew Edkins explained concepts and motives on new type of estates by introducing the new Bartlett Real EstateInstitute (BREI). Professor Claudio De Magalhães’ speech, Creatingand maintaining value through urban regeneration, was focusing on different levels of value creation, protection and distribution. He tried to discuss the physical and mental impact from urban regeneration to the urban value. Dr. Claire McAndrewwas more open to the possibilities of the future digital world. Through Open and Performance, she was trying to establish a cooperative system for forecasting, assumptions and verification in-between creation, construction and operation. Professor Shifu WANG from SCUT discussed the meaning of urban density in classic theoris and cases. He pointed the compacting tendency of urban fabric as well as its behind social tolerance based on a case study of urban villages in Guangzhou.


At the end of the lecture, Professor Wang Shifu presided over the round table forum.Dean professor Yimin SUN, professor Shifu WANG, professor Yufeng ZHANG, professor Xiaoshan FANG, professor Zili XU, and four guests in UCL, attended the forum, communicated deeply on urban research education, urban renewal, digital city, digital landscape, urban environment, resources, heritage, health and other key topics. Students from SCUT, professional designers from Hongkong and pearl river delta cities, former graduates from UCL were also involved in the discussion panal.


After the forum, the UCL scholars will continue to visit Wuhan and Beijing. The School of Architecture, SCUT, will also maintain close academic and scientific cooperation with UCL Bartlett School.