October 4, 2019 — November 3, 2019

URA Field Work in Huangyan-Taizhou

Field work, Workshop, Meeting · Huangyan-Taizhou urban region

The URA research team coordinated its second and most extensive field trip to Taizhou in October and November 2019. Researchers, research assistants, and master's students from various working packages within German institutions collaborated with Chinese partners to conduct immersive field research consisting of over 3-4 weeks of data collection and valuable knowledge exchange. The interdisciplinary team was welcomed by Chinese URA counterparts at their research institutions in Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Beijing. In addition to observational studies and interviews, the fieldwork was structured around workshops, meetings, and discussions with key stakeholders from local academic, governmental, and private sector fields. Urban planning experts from the Shanghai branch of the Chinese Academy of Urban Planning and Design (CAUPD) and Turenscape Landscape Architecture also collaborated with the URA team, alongside various stakeholders and officials from departments within Huangyan District Government, Taizhou Municipality, Taizhou University, the Orange Research Institute, and Beiyang Seeher Farm.

Photos by the URA research team