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Remaking the Chinese City

Residents practicing T'ai chi at dawn in Shanghai, China. (Kevin Phillips/Getty Images)

Residents practicing T'ai chi at dawn in Shanghai, China. (Kevin Phillips/Getty Images)

Remaking the Chinese City is a series of panel discussions exploring the development of the contemporary Chinese city with emphasis on individual topics such as: current models of urban development; the role of infrastructure and sustainability; real estate development; the relationship between public and private realms in the city; and art and culture in the Chinese city.

Speakers include leading political, academic, artistic, and commercial figures from China and around the world.

Lead program sponsors for Remaking the Chinese City series: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Hang Lung Properties

 

 

 


 

PAST PROGRAMS

January 5, 2011
New York

INTRODUCTION
Remaking the Chinese City

 

April 12, 2011
Beijing

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE REALMS IN THE CITY
Crafting Streets, Blocks, and Districts in China's Cities

Speakers:
Ronnie Chan, Chairman, Hang Lung Properties Limited
Yung Ho Chang, Principal Architect, Atelier Feichang Jianzhu; Professor and former Head at the Department of Architecture, MIT
James von Klemperer, Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Christopher Zanardi-Landi, President, Louis Vuitton China

Co-presented with Hang Lung Center for Real Estate, Tsinghua University

 

April 13, 2011
Hong Kong

ARTISTIC EXPRESSION
Remaking the Chinese City

Speakers:
Rocco Yim, Executive Director, Rocco Design Architects Ltd.
Johnson Chang, Director, Hanart TZ Gallery (Moderator)
Wenyuan Wu, CEO, Shenzhen APECLAND Design Co. Ltd.; visiting fellow, China Development Institute
Dajuin Yao, media artist; curator and art historian

Co-presented with Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong

 

April 27, 2011
New York

WESTERN CHINA: CHINA'S REAL ESTATE FRONTIER
The Development of Chongqing

Speakers:
Albert Chan, Director of Development, Planning, and Design, Shui on Group
Qiu Shujie, Vice Chief Architect, Chongqing Planning Bureau

Moderator:
Gordon Chang, Writer at Forbes.com

 

May 4, 2011
New York

GREENING THE CHINESE CITY: INFRASTRUCTURE AND SUSTAINABILITY

Despite unrivaled investments in new airports, highways and rail systems, China's long-term transportation strategy remains unclear. Wu Jiang, Vice President of Tongji University in China, James Fallows of The Atlantic, and David Owen of The New Yorker discuss the importance of a sustainable transportation infrastructure to minimizing global climate change.