Landscape architecture students discover Hong Kong

If you want to understand a new place, start walking.

Say, for instance, you’re a landscape architecture student from the University of Oregon who’s just arrived in Hong Kong. You might start at Victoria Peak—a steep hillside that is home to some of the city’s oldest neighborhoods—and take a long, wandering walk through the city, ending at the harbor in the central business district, where giant, modern high-rises loom.

That’s what Associate Professor Liska Chan asked her students to do upon arriving in Hong Kong for a two-week, immersive summer program, part of an exchange between the UO’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts and the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Architecture. The program focuses on urban ecological design.

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