Breathing Life into Sustainability Challenges for UK Students Visiting Shanghai

Caroline Chan
Last week Faithful+Gould’s Barry Piper, chief operating officer of Asia Pacific, helped support a group of masters students from Sheffield Hallam University.

Qian Yingchu, head of sustainability-China, delivered the opening presentation to the students as they started a week long challenge visiting Shanghai to work on a theoretical development opportunity in the Suzhou Creek master-planning area. 

Yingchu’s presentation gave the students practical insights regarding the increasing relevance and application of sustainability technology in a fast changing development environment. In particular it explored practical case studies so that the students could appreciate the project process and sheer scale of development in China.

Throughout the week the students worked on their challenge while being supported by other leading industry practioners within Shanghai to add a professional dynamic and real-life rigour to the project, which was part of their course.

It was great to kick-off their week by presenting to them about the challenges which face development in Shanghai and other major cities in China and how new technology supports projects which have to meet the highest standards of sustainability and environmental performance.

Barry Piper, Faithful+Gould's COO - Asia Pacific

Commenting on the student’s challenge, Barry said, "It was great to kick-off their week by presenting to them about the challenges which face development in Shanghai and other major cities in China and how new technology supports projects which have to meet the highest standards of sustainability and environmental performance."

It is the constructive expertise and support from companies like Faithful+Gould that helps to bring our projects to life and make the difference for these students.

Sam Moorwood, Sheffield Hallam's Project Coordinator

Sam Moorwood, the project coordinator, said, "At Sheffield Hallam we run a range of masters level conversion courses which help students become more employable. There is nowhere better than Shanghai to challenge the students and fast-track their progress towards professionalism. It is the constructive expertise and support from companies like Faithful+Gould that helps to bring our projects to life and make the difference for these students."