Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Update from Beijing—Lisa Pearce
Nǐhǎo from China. Yesterday morning our research team met with Prof. Li Dihua and his graduate students in the Graduate School of Landscape Architecture at Peking University. They have designed the post-earthquake reconstruction plan for Wolong Nature Reserve in Sichuan Province.
Yesterday afternoon I gave a talk to students and faculty at the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. I presented some of my mixed method research on how household structure, economic strategies, and local agricultural practices shape environmental consumption in Nepal.
In our free time, I have visited the Great Wall, Olympic Park, and Tiananmen Square. Beijing is an amazing city--large and vibrant!