The giant panda is a symbol for wildlife conservation around the world and an icon of Chinese culture.
With only 1,800 left in the wild, pandas are one of the most vulnerable species on Earth. Although a staple at many zoos around the world, they are native to only one region in western China near Chengdu, which is also one of Asia’s fastest growing cities.
The Chengdu Panda Reserve is critical to the protection of this charismatic species. Since 1987, its research, educational, and public outreach programs have contributed to a significant increase in both captive and wild populations. This success, however, has put a strain on the current facilities. In 2020, over 18 million people are expected to visit the Reserve—a figure that surpasses current annual visitors to Disneyland. To accommodate this growth, the plan for the Reserve’s expansion seeks to guide growth proactively.
Join Sasaki principal designers Michael Grove, ASLA, PLA, and Tao Zhang, ASLA, PLA, as they share this project’s significant effort to increase public awareness, reconcile conflicts between conservation and urbanization, and re-establish native habitats for the giant panda.
ULI Asia Pacific Thought Leadership Webinar Series: A Case Study of the Chengdu Panda Reserve with Sasaki
The webinar will take place on Friday, May 15 from 12:00pm – 12:15pm (GMT +8). ULI and non ULI-members can register for this free event. Registration is required. The deadline to register is May 13. If you have any questions about this event, please contact AsiaPacific@uli.org