Ahern presents paper at Shanghai workshop
Jack Ahern, vice provost for International Programs and professor of Landscape Architecture, presented an invited research paper at the international workshop "Frontiers in Urban Ecological Research and Planning: Linking Ideas from the East and the West," held Oct. 25-30 in Shanghai, China.
Ahern's paper was titled "A model and research agenda for safe-to-fail adaptive planning and design."
The workshop was sponsored by the Shanghai Key Lab for Urban Ecological Processes and Eco-Restoration (SHUES) at East China Normal University. SHUES is led by Wei-ning Xiang, a distinguished national professor who received his master's in Regional Planning from UMass Amherst in 1986.
A special issue of Landscape and Urban Planning, including papers and discussions from the workshop, is in preparation, according to Ahern.