Five days of training a month took place at the Changchun Institute of Urban Planning and Design, led by Tim Stonor and the Space Syntax team.
‘Our business plan is built around the idea of dissemination. We’ve developed a powerful and effective urban technology and we’ve always believed that it should be used more broadly than just by us’ said Tim Stonor. ‘We’ve been working on setting up the Space Syntax Academy for some time and now it’s really taking off… we recently taught a planning institute in northeast China in Changchun, a one-year contract where we trained 20 young planners to be hands-on using our technology. They created plans from scratch with Space Syntax embedded in their thinking. That’s a perfect example of what we want to do more of.’