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On July 22, 2015, Ellen Lou, SOM Director of Urban Design and Planning, and Lucy Ling, SOM Associate Director, will give a lecture at China's Tenth Annual Conference on Urban Development and Planning Conference in Guangzhou. There, Lou and Ling will discuss how urban design can balance socioeconomic development with healthy ecological objectives highlighting SOM’s Baietan Urban Design Master Plan as a case study.

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From May 19 – 25, 2014, leaders from SOM's global City Design Practice will visit six cities in China to meet with colleagues and planning students. The goal of the tour is to present and exchange ideas for designing livable and sustainable cities in the 21st century.

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SOM Directors Silas Chiow and Thomas Hussey will join Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin on April 9, 2014, for a panel discussion based on the newspaper's recent series, “Designed in Chicago, Made in China.” The conversation will address the issues that arise when world-class architecture meets rapid urban development

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