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Hear from 2023 Oberlander Prize Laureate Kongjian Yu


Lecturer:Kongjian Yu

In this short introductory video 2023 Oberlander Prize Laureate Kongjian Yu describes the remarkable trajectory of his life, from a rural village of only 500 people, to the champion of the "sponge cities" concept for addressing climate change accelerated urban flooding, which was adopted as national policy in China in 2013. Yu discusses the time-tested water management and irrigation systems in his village influenced his holistic design approach, which embraces nature and culture. His work and ideas are inspiring officials, urban planners, and decision makers worldwide.

Source: https://www.tclf.org/hear-2023-oberlander-prize-laureate-kongjian-yu

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