On the afternoon of July 11th, the graduation ceremony of Peking University-Lincoln Center's 2014 summer advanced training course was held in the auditorium of Peking University's School of Foreign Language and the annual summer training course came to an successful end. This training course theme was urban land use, transport, and environment and invited Professor Geoffrey Hewings from School of Economics at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Professor Matthew Kahn from Department of Economics, Environment Research Center and Department of Public Policy at University of California at Los Angeles; and Dr. Genevieve Giuliano, who is the professor of University of Southern California and director of METRANS to deliver lectures. During this 5-day training course, these three professors delivered lectures about urban spatial structure, cost and benefit of urban agglomeration, urban policy analysis, relationship between urban transport and land use, growth of metropolitan area and traffic behavior, evaluation of urban transport policy, urban environmental economics, economic analysis of urban air pollution and the development of green cities by combining their expertise and achievements.
This training course is part of PLC's "Training the Trainers" program. Since 2008, this course has taken place, marking this year as the sixth year of this program. This year's training course received 118 applications. Through the qualification examination and screening, PLC identified 66 students who are from institutions of higher education and research units of planning and design all over the country. PLC provided accommodation and catering for all the trainees through the five-day course and issued the Certificate of Completion to those who successfully finish the course.