Green Cyclicity, Inclusive Resilience, Harmonious Livability

The year of 2016 is a crucial year for Chinese Government to implement the 13th Five-Year Plan and a decisive stage in finishing building a moderately prosperous society in all respects. It is also a very important year to improve new type urbanization and convey the spirit of Central Urban Work Conference, as well as tackle the challenges of sustainable development working together with world community. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development passed by the United Nations, which provides urban development targets featuring inclusiveness, safety, resilience and sustainability. The Central Urban Work Conference, which was held for the second time by Chinese leaders in 37 years, aims to encourage local governments to integrate their various types of urban plans into a single master plan, enhance urban planning, design and construction level, promote ecological restoration and city repair, reinforce sponge city and utility tunnel construction, advocate resources recycling use, optimize urban traffic, largely complete renovation of shantytowns, underdeveloped areas in cities, and dilapidated housing, so as to improve the urban management level.

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Part of the Speakers (listed in no particular order)

  • Qiu Baoxing
  • Counsellor of the State Council, China; Former Vice Minister, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, P. R. China; President, Chinese Society for Urban Studies; President, Urban Planning Society of China
  • Zhang Tingwei
  • PhD, Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Policy; Director, Asia and China Research Program, The Great Cities Institute University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Wu Zhiqiang
  • Vice President, Tongji University; Academician, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA); Vice President, Chinese Society for Urban Studies.
  • Wang Kai
  • Senior Vice President, Urban Planners, Doctor of Engineering , China Academy of Urban Planning and Design
  • Peng Zhongren
  • Professor, Shanghai Jiaotong University; Professor, University of Florida
  • Wu Jiang
  • Vice President, Professor, Tongji University
  • Zhang Dayu
  • Vice President, Professor, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture
  • Kong Yanhong
  • Vice Director, Institute of Urban Water Supply and Engineering, China Academy of Urban Planning & Design; Deputy Secretary General, Ecological Urban Studies Professional Committee