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Scholar from South Korea
to Discuss Urban Planning

POULTNEY, VT (March 18, 2008) – Green Mountain College welcomes Prof. Dong-Ho Shin, a specialist in urban planning from Hannam University in Korea, as a visiting scholar from April 9-11.

On Thursday, April 10, at 4 p.m. in Terrace Hall 124, Prof. Shin will give a public talk titled “Reinventing the Urban Space Using the Physical Environment: The European Experience.” He plans to discuss how several European cities – including Dortmund in Germany and Newcastle Upon-Tyne in England – have successfully transitioned from depressed post-industrial towns to 21st century cities with renewed economic and social well-being. His talk will address ways to green the physical environment of cities as well as suggest some useful lessons based on his research.

As a professor of urban and regional planning, Prof. Shin has focused his work on old industrial cities, inter-regional conflicts and regional innovative systems in Korea and other countries. In 2007, he was a Fulbright Scholar at SUNY Buffalo, and is currently conducting research and teaching in the geography department at Brock University in St. Catharines, Canada. Prof. Shin has also served as a consultant to government agencies in Korea and was a member of the evaluation committee for the Korean Presidential Council on Policy Planning.

His home institution, Hannam University, is GMC’s partner for a study-abroad program that allows students to spend a spring semester in Korea or participate in a three-week, three-credit special summer program at the Hannam campus.

Prof. Shin’s visit to Green Mountain College is co-sponsored by the GMC Environmental Studies Department and the Office of Dean of the Faculty.

For more information, contact the Green Mountain College Office of Communications at 802-287-8311.


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