How to Plan an Urban City

Sarah Duncan
September 26, 2013

On Saturday we took a field trip to the Urban Planning Exhibition Hall Museum with our “Chinese Metropolis” class.  The highlight was definitely the giant-mini Shanghai!

The Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall Museum IES students wait outside the museum for our tour to begin. Since Shanghai is such a modern city these days, it was neat to see how it looked a few decades ago! A taste of the giant mini model in the lobby. The giant miniature model of Shanghai.  It doesn't even cover the entire city! After 5 minutes all the lights dimmed and the buildings each lit up! A miniature model of the World Expo park Lujiazui, or the view from the Bund, seen from the Western side of the city. And to think this is only half of the model! Students explore Xintiandi's walking streets as part of our Shanghai Exploration. The statues accent the art-themed street very well. Xintiandi is a very nice area to wander around. Our own view of Shanghai from the dorm building.

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<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">My name is Sarah Duncan and I am a junior at Davidson College pursuing a degree in Political Science with a minor in Chinese Studies. I am a member of the Women&#39;s Lacrosse Team, and I also enjoy running, hiking, and skiing. I am originally from Houston, Texas, but I have been lucky enough to travel frequently with my family and experience a variety of cultures. I am very excited to settle down in a new place for a while, and I look forward to sharing my experiences with y&#39;all!</span></p>

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