City and Regional Planning Students and Faculty to Attend "Summer School" in Australia

Ohio State University’s membership in the international university research consortium Universitas 21 will allow five Knowlton City and Regional Planning students to traveling to Sydney, Australia in July to participate in Summer School at the University of New South Wales.  Universitas 21 (U21) is a “leading global network of research-intensive universities, working together to foster global citizenship and institutional innovation through research-inspired teaching and learning, student mobility, connecting our students and staff, and wider advocacy for internationalization.” At present, U21 is comprised of 27 member institutions, four of which are located in the United Stated. Ohio State is the only member institution in the Midwest.

The theme of this year’s U21 Summer School is “Shaping the Future City.” Ohio State’s Office of International Affairs worked with the Knowlton City and Regional Planning to identify OSU representatives.  In addition to the five traveling CRP students, the Ohio State delegation will include CRP section head Professor Rachel Kleit and Assistant Professor of City and regional Planning Bernadette Hanlon.  Professor Kleit will present a guest lecture and teach a Summer School session as part of the experience.

City and Regional Planning was a natural choice for the OSU delegation because of the theme of this year’s Summer School. The program, which will run July 2-17, will include:

  • Students reflecting on the realities of urbanization facing their own countries
  • Interaction with the City of Sydney
  • Field trips around the city to visit award-winning buildings and urban landscapes that are setting the pace for high quality urban redevelopment
  • Exploring the concept of “Remaking the city” with an overnight stay at Cockatoo Island, a post-industrial site in Sydney Harbor