From June 29th to July 6th, “Associative Design--Climatic Intelligent Campus” City Sciences Summer School 2016(2016 C3S) was held at College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP), Tongji University, Shanghai, China. Co-hosted by Tongji University and Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM), 2016 C3S is organized by CAUP Tongji and Sino-Spanish Campus Tongji. In total 20 students from Harvard University GSD, Politecnico di Milano, UPM, and the 8 top Architecture Schools in China including Tongji participated in the 8 days intensive workshop on the theme “Climatic Intelligent Campus”. Divided into 4 groups, students use Core zone and Student Center of Tongji Jiading campus as a living lab, designing new approaches to develop blueprints for future intelligent campus response to regional climate.
Prof. Li Zhenyu, Dean of CAUP addressed on June 29th ’s opening ceremony, warmly welcoming all distinguished guests and participants. Prof. Li Xiangning, Deputy Dean of CAUP Tongji, and Prof. Michael U. Hensel both delivered keynote speeches at the opening ceremony. 2016 C3S invited Prof. Peter Trummer, from University of Innsbruck, Prof. Li Linxue, Prof. Placido Gonzalez, and Assistant Prof. Tian Weijia from CAUP Tongji as the professional supervisors to lead four groups. Iñaki Abalos, Chair of Architecture and Professor of GSD Harvard University & Abalos+Sentkiewicz, Prof. Sun Tongyu, Deputy Dean of CAUP Tongji, and Prof. Li Zhuo, College of Environmental Science and Engineering Tongji are the jury members.
In conjunction with “City Sciences” theme, 2016 C3S also offers participants with a series of keynote speeches given by experts from various fields including Prof. Jose Manuel Paez, former Vice-Rector of UPM, Prof. Claudio Feijóo, UPM Rector’s Delegate in Tongji University, expert of the Base of Future City and Architecture (BFCA) in Tongji University, Prof. Tan Hongwei, Director of Tongji Green Building and New Energy Research Centre, Zhou Jianjia from Tongji, Prof. Sergio Ramos from UPM, aiming to lead the students to explore ideas on big data, ICT, green building, career guidance etc., which has vividly enriched course structure of the summer school and greatly enhanced the comprehensive thinking ability of the students. The students got the valuable opportunity to understand the interdisciplinary charm and rich content of "urban sciences".