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Study Abroad/Global Education

International Studio: China

Summer 2013

Currently based in Beijing and Nanjing, this 6-credit design graduate-level urban design studio focuses on the complexities of conducting global design practice in rapidly urbanizing regions of the world. 

The studio offers a unique opportunity for urban design students to gain exposure to the extraordinarily fast-moving world of design and development in a metropolis of nearly 20 million people.  The studio operates within a fluid network of professional and governmental actors, who are directly experienced in navigating the factors and circumstances relating to contemporary urbanization.  Students develop a complete project considering factors of legal, political, economic, and disciplinary consequence. 

 This multidisciplinary studio is required of all Master of Urban Design (MUD) students but will also include 4-6 MArch or MLA students. These students must check with their Chairs to confirm they will receive advanced studio​ credit. All interested non-MUD students shall provide a 1-2 page statement of purpose (why you want to join the studio, what you will add to the studio), a portfolio, a CV and a transcript to Richard Epstein (

Quick Facts

  • Course URBN 6612
  • Faculty Rick Epstein​
  • Dates June 3 - 14 (Denver) June 16 - July 6 (China), July 15 - August 2, 2013 (Denver) Dates tentative
  • Cost $4,400 
  • Deadline ​March 15, 2013
  • Credits 6
  • Program Advisor    Jessica Greenbaum​​


Costs and dates tentative and subject to change.

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