Developing a Coastline Tourist Destination in Northern China

Oct 17, 2011 | Press Room

To promote development of China’s landscape design industry, and provide an international platform for academic discussions and international communication among relevant professionals, the “2011 International Forum of College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture of Peking University on Designed Ecologies” was held at Peking University School of International Study’s Qiulin Hall October 15-16.


Mr. Lee Parmenter (above) from MCM Group, together with Alfredo Brillembourg – chair for Architecture and Urban Design at the Swiss Institute of Technology (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, ETH) Zürich , Switzerland; John Zacharias – Professor of Geography, Planning and Environment at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada;  Doug Voigt – Director of Urban Design & Planning in SOM’s Chicago office; and other international professionals and scholars were invited to this forum.


During the lively forum, Parmenter spoke about developing a coastal tourism destination in Northern China and used the Changxing Island Project in Dalian as an example. From the perspectives of cultural heritage and nature as well as ecologic conservation, he shared MCM Group’s unique design philosophies: economic viability; environmental sustainability; and creating meaningful experiences, all of which was received with much affirmation from the audience.