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Center for Social Science Research
108 Ravine Pkwy.
14A Schumacher, c/o Ho Hon Leung
Oneonta, NY, 13820

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Urban Space and Social Life IV - Tongli Town, China


Overview: City Development, Preservation, and Hospitality

The Center for Social Science Research (CSSR) at State University of New York (SUNY) College at Oneonta and the 4C5M Studio are partnering with the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, (Shanghai, China) to co-hosted the 4th conference on Urban Space and Social Life: City Development, Preservation, and Hospitality, June 13-15, 2013. Additional support is from World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (WHITRAP Shanghai).

Scholars, professionals, business people, artists and relevant parties who are interested in researching and discussing the urban space and social life should plan to attend this multidisciplinary conference. For those interested, please download the call for papers.


About the 4C5M Studio

4C5M Studio, co-founded by Ho Hon Leung (sociologist) and Raymond Lau (Zaha Hadid Architect, UK) , is a non-profit and independent research studio that promotes dialogues between research and practice from a multi- and inter-disciplinary approach to the understanding and improvement of urban / living space and social life.  The scope of focuses of this studio ranges from a single built form to a village, a city and a nation which is constantly impacted by multifaceted forces from rural and urban to global social, economic, and political developments.  The studio facilitates workshops, seminars, conferences, teaching, exhibitions, publications related to the studio’s mission.

4 Cs stand for Crisis Causes Consequences and Cure which are tools for analysis, and
5 Ms stand for Methodology, Medium, Multicultural, Making and Manifestation in execution of projects or solutions.  It is a way to connect theory and practice.



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