Monday, 20 January 2014

Upcoming Singapore and Sri Lanka Study Tour Jan – Feb 2014

On 24 January, an excited group of 25 planning and community development students (undergraduate and post graduate) will depart for an intensive 2-week study tour to Sri Lanka. The study tour will include a brief stopover in Singapore to study urban development in the city-state.

Whilst the study tour to Sri Lanka will be a first for all students involved, it builds on a number of previous tours to various parts of the country (Trincomalee, Hambantota and Uwa). The visit also builds on our longstanding partnership with the University of Moratuwa, Colombo which emanated from the Planning Institute of Australia’s post-tsunami reconstruction project involving lecturer and course founder Trevor Budge and has led to a number of joint student projects and the creation of a dual degree in planning.

The 2014 tour will involve a collaborative project with planning students from the University of Moratuwa and a planning and development studio undertaken at Weligama on the southern coast,  affected by the 2004 Tsunami.   

Next up – how students are anticipating the trip.
 
Weligama, Sri Lanka - project site
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