'Remaking the Chinese City' Discussion Series


A Collection of Discussions Exploring Urban Growth in China's Largest Cities

"Remaking the Chinese City" is a series of panel discussions exploring the development of the contemporary Chinese city, including topics such as models of urban development, the role of infrastructure and sustainability, real estate development, the relationship between public and private realms in urban China, and art and culture in the Chinese City. Speakers include leading political, academic, artistic and commercial figures from China and around the world.

On January 5, 2011, Asia Society will kick off the series by focusing on the phenomenon of China's bi-nodal cities—cities that have a relationship between traditional city centers and newly created edge or central business districts—through the lens of Shanghai's Pudong and Puxi districts. Please join us for an engaging discussion with Vincent Lo, Chairman of Shui on Land, and Alan Plattus, Professor of Architecture at Yale University, and A. Eugene Kohn, Chairman of Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects. The program will be moderated by Orville Schell, Author Ross Director of the Center on US-China Relations.

The kick-off event is 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 5 at Asia Society New York, 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street.

Can't make it to this program? Tune in to the free live video webcast on AsiaSociety.org/Live from 6:30 to 8:00 pm ET. Online viewers are encouraged to submit their questions to moderator@asiasociety.org during the webcast.

Program lead sponsors: Kohn Pedersen Fox and Hang Lung Properties


Image, above: Shanghai residents practicing tai chi, outdoors, at dawn. (Kevin Phillips/Getty Images)