2023 Maymester SSCI 350: International Geodesign Info Session

October 26, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Interested in learning about the core concepts of geodesign as they are applied to achieve sustainability in rural China?

Global geodesign expert Dr. Guoping Huang is leading a five-week Maymester course during which students have the opportunity work intensively with the interdisciplinary faculty, visiting scholars and practitioners at the Turenscape Academy, a world-class institution for designer and planners, for ten days in the picturesque village of Xixinan in rural Anhui Province, China, to develop rural planning projects that aim to achieve UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The projects will draw upon sustainable planning and policy, people and place, landscape planning, and geospatial technologies.

Excursions to nearby UNESCO world heritage sites, including HuiZhou and the Yellow Mountain, are included in the program.

After three days of independent travel, students will regroup and wrap up the program in the bustling city of Shanghai, where they will visit Tongji University to present their geodesign projects as well as their findings and reflections.

The program will start on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 and will conclude in Shanghai on Thursday, June 15, 2023. The exact itinerary is subject to change as the travel protocols in China continue to evolve.

This course is open to all USC undergraduates of any major; there are no prerequisites. Applications are due on Saturday, December 31, 2022.

For more information and to apply, please contact Dr. Huang at



October 26, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Spatial Sciences Institute Conference Room AHF B57J

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