For more information about the project, check out our chapter of this year's course book!









Information from our interviews of people in Hou Wei Zhai, fall 2015.


Information from interview with village administration office.


Professor Ole Møystad, Adjunct Associate Professor Lisbet Sauarlia, teaching assistant Tarjei Zakarias Ekelund, teaching assistant Thea H. Andreassen, teaching assistant Jostein Breines, teaching assistant Mads Nermo and PhD Research Fellow DongMing Xu, at NTNU in Trondheim.


Professor Yngve Frøyen at the Department of Urban Design and Planning at NTNU , and Professor Frøyen’s Excel sheet.


Su Jing and Prof. Chang at XUAT.


Chinese students from XUAT Meng Sa, Zhu Di, Liu Ze Hua, Yang Yang at the Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, XUAT. (2015).





Aftenposten Innsikt nr. 10, 2013. Happy City


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