The 2012 cohort of PSU-China Innovations in Urbanization Interns are beginning their internships throughout China. This year's class will be heading to Beijing, Chongqing, and Shenzhen for eight week internships with the Chinese Academy of Urban Planning and Design and Shenzhen Institute of Urban Planning & Design.
Over the course of this summer the interns will be posting about planning, culture, and travel in China. Colin Rowan and Shavon Caldwell will be reporting from Beijing; Derek Dauphin and Jenny Koch will be documenting their experiences from Chongqing; and Iren Taran will be chronicling her observations from Shenzhen.
A new blog has been setup at http://psuchina.wordpress.com/ with all of the 2011 posts as well as reports from the 2012 interns.
The interns are immensely grateful for all of the support they have received from Portland State University's Urban Studies and Planning department and Portland State University's Institute for Sustainable Solutions. Thank you!
Please check back often for reports related to the wide range of planning and social issues that the interns observe and experience in China. The interns hope to chronicle a host of topics while providing a fresh perspective; stay tuned!