The Teaching Practice Research of International Student Urban Design Course in China UniversitynaInternational Urban Design Course in HKU and TJU as Cases

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In recent years, more and more international students are coming to China as exchange students or pursuing dual-degrees. Some of them choose to study in urban planning or urban design course while their undergraduate background are architecture, sociology, engineering or geography and so on. More and more architecture and urban planning schools began to start the urban design course for international students. Most of them choose the project approach as the teaching method which can kindly fit for a three months or half a year course schedule. But they also notice the problems as coordinating the group design work, guiding the design direction, supplementing the design expertise or understanding the planning policy of China. This article takes the urban design course teaching process in the University of Hongkong and shanghai Tongji University as cases. It will address different approaches in urban design teaching for international students and compare the work of students. The teaching process combine diversified teaching modes like lecture teaching or social survey but all around a real design project. The participants of the course including the professors from different background, the manager or designer of design company and the local government. The article tries to provide a new method for other Chinese university which can be used in future teaching.
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