Dr. Sig Langegger served for twelve
years as a business owner in the tourism industry in Vail, Colorado, before
moving to Europe and beginning his academic career studying theoretical
sociology at the University of Vienna, Austria. He holds a B.S. in Business
Administration (University of Denver), a M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning
and a Ph.D. in Design and Planning (both from the University of Colorado
Denver’s College of Architecture and Planning). At International College
Beijing, Dr. Langegger teaches human geography, urban geography, urban studies,
geography of tourism, and legal geography. His research interests are the
social justice of public space, ethnic and racial marginality, informal
development, and rural-urban migration patterns. Of particular interest to Dr.
Langegger while in China is the informal urbanization of Chengzhongcun (officially
rural towns now surrounded by the sprawling Beijing metropolis).