Urban China Forum

Sat, Oct 7, 2017    9am

The 4th Urban China Forum will be held on October 7th in 113 Avery, Wood Auditorium. Urban China Forum has long been focusing on the latest topics on Chinese urban environments, aiming to promote transnational communication among global citizens. Specifically, we hope this year’s forum will connect students, scholars and practitioners who are interested in Chinese new urbanization and development, so as to foster interactions among scholars from academia and practitioners in the planning industry.

This year, Urban China Forum will focus on Transformative Planning and Urban Prospect, and will include discussion of major topics currently in Chinese planning industry, such as New Town Development, Urban Renewal and Management, Civic Participation, Environmental Protection and Smart City, etc., hoping to inspire people on future urban development in China. With the continuous progress of urbanization in China, economic development as the main planning purpose has been inconsistent with the needs of the contemporary society. The emergence of new urbanization plan requires Chinese cities to move forward in a more people-oriented way that is intelligent, efficient and sustainable. With such socially integrative approaches, what will the new role of urban planning be, and what does the future hold for urban cities?

Keynote Speakers and Panelists
-Alain Bertaud
Urbanist and Senior Research Scholar at the NYU Stern Urbanization Project; Former Principal Urban Planner at the World Bank
-Katherine D. Dunham
Urban Designer, Researcher and Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University
-Mark W. Frazier
Professor of Politics at the New School; Co-Academic Director of the India China Institute
-Brian McGrath
Founder and Principal of urban design consultancy Urban-Interface; Professor of Urban Design at the New School
-Mi Shih
Assistant Professor of School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University
-Nick R. Smith
Assistant Professor at Yale-National University of Singapore College; Scholar of Urban Transformation, Planning, and Policy
-Bing Wang
Associate Professor in Practice of Real Estate and the Built Environment Director of Master of Design Studies’ Real Estate and the Built Environment concentration at the GSD
-Rui Wang
Associate Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment at Johns Hopkins University Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA
-Weiping Wu
Professor of Urban Planning at Columbia University; Director of the M.S. Urban Planning program at Columbia University
-Siqi Zheng
Associate Professor of Real Estate Development and Entrepreneurship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Faculty Director at MIT Real Estate Entrepreneurship Lab

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