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A new group of students arrived in Shenzhen

As part of our New New Towns program, a new group of students from CAH Almere University of Applied Sciences and the University of Amsterdam arrived in Shenzhen on March 23 to do several months of field research. The 3 students from CAH Almere will work as interns at the Shenzhen Center for Design and will study food safety, waste management and water system in Guangming New Town. Under the inspiring guidance of professor Arnold Reijndorp, 3 master students Urban and Regional Planning and 1 master student Human Geography of the University of Amsterdam will focus on bicycling, the emergence of third places, the social capital of church visitors and the use of planning consultation and design contests in Guangming New Town and Da Lang Neighborhood in particular. As usual, INTI provided a one week introduction program with meetings and excursions to introduce the students to interesting sites and critical people who can talk about the current situation and issues at stake.

Mary Ann O’Donnell (an anthropologist known from her daily blog Shenzhen Noted) guided both students and tutors around in urban village Baishizhou