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Healthy City, Resilient City Forum Agenda and Confirmed Speakers

 

Monday, April 20

All Day

MOBILE WORKSHOPS

5:30pm OPENING DINNER

Welcoming Remarks

Jack Wadsworth, Vice Chairman Emeritus, Asia Society

Patrick Philips, Chief Executive Officer, Urban Land Institute

6:00pm Opening Panel

SEEKING SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENTS IN ASIA'S CITIES

Across the Pacific region, leaders are seeking to harness urbanization to create lasting value. How are stakeholders balancing the realities of local markets with broader goals of creating healthy communities? How are the issues of climate change, public health and community resilience being reflected in private investments and public policies?

Keynote

Kevin Rudd, President, Asia Society Policy Institute and former Prime Minister of Australia

Moderator

Lynn Thurber, Chairman, LaSalle Investment Management and Urban Land Institute

Discussants

Kevin Rudd, President, Asia Society Policy Institute; Former Prime Minister, Australia

Henry Cheng, CEO & Executive Director, Chongbang Group


Tuesday, April 21

8:00am REGISTRATION

Registration and networking breakfast

8:30am WELCOMING REMARKS

Welcoming remarks

Lynn Thurber, Chairman, LaSalle Investment Management and Urban Land Institute

Jack Wadsworth, Vice Chairman Emeritus, Asia Society

Program Committee Co-chairs welcome

Sean Chiao, President, Asia Pacific, AECOM

Uwe Brandes, Executive Director, Urban and Regional Planning, Georgetown University

8:45am Keynote

REFLECTIONS ON CHINA'S CITIES

In this keynote address, preeminent urban scholar and leader Qiu Baoxing reflects on China's urban past and future.

Qiu Baoxing, China State Counselor and Former Vice Minister of Housing and Urban Rural Development

9:15am Plenary Panel

THE ARC OF URBANIZATION IN CHINA

Plenary Panel

Demographers suggest that China is at the mid-point of a century-long arc of rural to urban migration. What challenges do China's urban leaders face today, and what are the prospects for shaping the next five to ten years of urban growth? What lessons have been learned in the last decade and what positive trends can be accelerated to create sustainable and healthy urban communities?

Moderator

Ken Rhee, ULI Chief Representative in Mainland China

Discussion Leaders

Wu Jiang, Vice President, Tongji University

Albert Chan, Director of Development Planning and Design, Shui On Land Limited

Wang Haitao, Director, Management Department, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

10:00am Plenary panel

SHAPING BEIJING

Plenary Panel

Over 3,000 years old, Beijing is more than China's governing capital: it is a gateway to the world and a thriving center of business, culture, finance, and the knowledge economy. How is Beijing addressing air quality challenges and water resource constraints? How is it balancing the needs of pedestrians and bicyclists against those of the automobile, and the desire for progress against historic preservation? How can the capital city satisfy desires for health, resilience and sustainability?

Moderator

Sean Chiao, President, Asia Pacific, AECOM

Discussion Leaders

Adam Yu, president, Winland International Finance Center

Bian Lanchun, Professor, Tshinghua Unversity

Qian Jingjing, Deputy Director, Natural Resource Defense Council China Program

Du Liqun, Vice Dean, Beijing Municipal Institute of City Planning and Design

11:00am Coffee break

11:30am Plenary Panel

HEALTH, RESILIENCE, AND THE PROMISE OF PACIFIC CITIES

How are public heath goals becoming a catalyst for achieving urban development outcomes across Asia? What are the short-term connections between health, resilience and urban development pressures? How are long-term community health strategies being translated into city-building strategies?

Moderator

David Nieh, Head of China,  Lend Lease

Discussion Leaders

Jiang Lin, Senior Vice President, Energy Foundation

Mao Qizhi, professor, Tsinghua University

Nicholas Brooke, Chairman, Professional Property Services Limited

Sophia Qiu, Researcher, Harvard University

12:30pm Lunch

1:30pm Concurrent Sessions

Please choose one of the concurrent sessions

HIGH-PERFORMANCE BUILDINGS AND COMMUNITY PATTERNS

Concurrent session

Land use patterns and building design represent fundamental opportunities to shape community health and resilience outcomes. How can new approaches to the way buildings are designed, used and financed advance new benchmarks of performance? How can new combinations of building types create community patterns which are livable, sustainable, healthy, and resilient?

Moderator

Edwin Lee, Managing Principal, Glumac Shanghai Ltd.

Discussion Leaders

Fu Zhiqiang, Chief Architect, Vanke Group

Patrick Condon, Chair, Urban Design program, University of British Columbia

Ye Qing, Dean, Shenzhen Institute of Building Research Co., Ltd

INTEGRATED INFRASTRUCTURE AND URBAN SYSTEMS

Concurrent session

Innovations in infrastructure planning and delivery are creating new urban systems which are more responsive, functional, sustainable and intelligent. In newly developing cities, how can infrastructure decision making be focused on healthy living and long-term resilience? In older cities, how can obsolete infrastructure be rebuilt and repurposed to enhance health and resilience? 

Moderator

Leslie Van Duzer, Director, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of British Columbia

Discussion Leaders

Joonhoo Ko, Director, Megacity Research Center, Seoul Institute

Benedict Schwegler, Vice President and Chief Scientist, Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) Research & Development 

Yang Jiang, Senior Manager, China Sustainable Transportation Center

2:15pm Move to Interactive Roundtables

Please find the roundtable discussion group that you have been assigned to, and prepare to work jointly on the development of principles.

2:30pm INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLES-SESSION 1

DEVELOPMENT OF PRINCIPLES

Participants work in groups, facilitated by a discussion leader, to identify priority principles for integrating health and resilience across the Asia Pacific region.

Roundtable discussion leaders

Aidan Hughes, Group Leader, Arup San Francisco Office

Alex Yong, General Manager, General Manager China, The Jerde Partnership

Deland Chan, Lecturer, Urban Studies, Stanford University

Yongmin Chang, Director of Programs, CityNet

Lin Bin, Principal, B+H Consulting International Inc.

Kevin Hsu, Lecturer, Urban Studies, Stanford University

James Lee, President, iContinuum Group

Kelly Mann, Executive Director, Urban Land Institute Northwest District Council

Kristan Skovbakke Villadsen, Partner & Director, Gehl Architects

Serge Salat, President, Urban Morphology and Complex Systems Institute

Rachel MacCleery, Senior Vice President, Urban Land Insitute

Sarene Marshall, Executive Director, Center for Sustainability, Urban Land Institute

3:30pm Coffee Break

4:00pm Plenary Panel

THE PATH TO INNOVATIVE OUTCOMES

This panel will explore stories from innovative public sector leaders who are working to overcome major urban challenges in health and resilience. This interactive dialogue will explore how lessons learned in individual cities might be transferred to other places.

Moderator

Bruce Pickering, Global Programs Vice President, Northern California Center Executive Director, Asia Society

Discussion Leaders

Tom Murphy, Urban Land Institute Senior Resident Fellow and former Three-term Mayor of Pittsburgh

Lee Inkeun, Head, Land and Housing Institute, Korea

Arata Ichihashi, Chief of the Urban Environment and Climate Change Division and Coordinating Supervisor, Tokyo Metropolitan Research Institute for Environmental Protection

Wang Lin, Director of Landscape Administration Department, Shanghai Planning Authority

5:00pm Closing Remarks

John Fitzgerald, Chief Executive, Urban Land Institute Asia Pacific

Bruce Pickering, Global Programs Vice President, Northern California Center Executive Director, Asia Society

DINNDER ON YOUR OWN


Wednesday, April 22

8:00am Networking Breakfast

8:30am Opening Remarks

Bruce Pickering, Vice President, Global Programs and Executive Director of Northern California Center, Asia Society

John Fitzgerald, Chief Executive, Urban Land Institute Asia Pacific

Uwe Brandes, founding Executive Director of the Masters Program in Urban and Regional Planning, Georgetown University

9:00am Plenary Panel

SOCIAL CAPITAL:PLANNING FOR SOCIAL COHESION AND BEHAVIOR CHANGE IN CITIES

How can urban form and the public realm enhance social and emotional health and feelings of belonging? What role does social cohesion play in promoting resilience during times of crisis? How can urban design strategies foster a stronger social fabric, so that communities are more cohesive and integrated, lives are better protected, and communities are better prepared for disruptive events?  

Moderator

Jonathan Woetzel, Director, Mckinsey & Company Greater China

Discussion Leaders

Guy Perry, Executive Director, Buildings + Places, Asia Pacific AECOM

Liu Thaiker, Chairman, Center for Livable Cities

Kizzy Charles-Guzman, New York City Program Policy Director, Nature Conservancy

Liu Jian, Professor, Tsinghua University

10:00am Plenary Panel

ASIA LEADING THE WORLD IN SMART CITIES

How is technology enabling new ways of integrating value in urban economies? How is data being used to advance urban livability and resilience? How are technology entrepreneurs and companies working with government to improve and innovate old practices? What do Asia's cities have to teach the world?

Moderator

Uwe Brandes, Executive Director, Urban and Regional Planning Program, Georgetown University

Discussion Leaders

Walter Fang, Executive Vice President, isoftstone Group

Chen Tian, Head of City Space and Urban Design Research Institute, School of Architecture, Tianjin University

Katherine Shen, Development Director, WW Industry Solution Software, IBM Software Group

11:00am COFFEE BREAK

Interactive Roundtables-Session 2

KEY MESSAGES FOR URBAN ACTORS

Participants work in groups, facilitated by a discussion leader, to develop key Message about integrating health and resilience for a variety of urban actors, and opportunities for carrying the messages forward.

Roundtable discussion leaders

Aidan Hughes, Group Leader, Arup San Francisco Office

Alex Yong, General Manager, General Manager China, The Jerde Partnership

Deland Chan, Lecturer, Urban Studies, Stanford University

Yongmin Chang, Director of Programs, CityNet

Lin Bin, Principal, B+H Consulting International Inc.

Kevin Hsu, Lecturer, Urban Studies, Stanford University

James Lee, President, iContinuum Group

Kelly Mann, Executive Director, Urban Land Institute Northwest District Council

Kristan Skovbakke Villadsen, Partner & Director, Gehl Architects

Robert James Pratt, Managing Director, Global Co-Head of Design & Construction, Tishman Speyer

Rachel MacCleery, Senior Vice President, Urban Land Insitute

Sarene Marshall, Executive Director, Center for Sustainability, Urban Land Institute
 

12:30pm Closing Remarks

Lynn Thurber, Chairman of LaSalle Investment Management and Urban Land Institute

Jack Wadsworth, Vice Chairman Emeritus, Asia Society

12:45pm Forum Closing Lunch

1:30pm Forum Adjourns

FORUM PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Co-Chairs

Uwe Brandes
Georgetown University
 
Sean C.S. Chiao
AECOM
 
Members
 
Lisa Bate, B+H Architects
 
Ryan Botjer, Tishman Speyer
 
Chang Youngmin, CityNet (Seoul)
 
Patrick Condon, University of British Columbia
 
Richard Drobnick, University of Southern California
 
Sujata Govada, Urban Design & Planning Consultants
 
Jeffrey Heller, Heller Manus Architects
 
Lin Jiang, Energy Foundation
 
Liu Jian, Tsinghua University
 
Rachel MacCleery, Urban Land Institute
 
Meng Fei, Energy Foundation
 
Tom Nagorski, Asia Society
 
N. Bruce Pickering, Asia Society
 
Qiu Aijun, China Center for Urban Development
 
Autif Sayyed, International Finance Corporation
 
Robert Spich, University of California, Los Angeles
 
Jonathan Woetzel, McKinsey & Co.