Forum Program and Presentations
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18
Public Program at Asia Society Hong Kong Center
“The Sky is the Limit: High-Rise Sustainability In Hong Kong”
Bruce Pickering, Vice President of Global Programs, Asia Society
Uwe Brandes, Senior Vice President, Initiatives, Urban Land Institute
Roger Platt, Senior Vice President, Global Policy & Law, US Green Building Council
Christine Loh, Under Secretary for the Environment, Hong Kong SAR Government
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19
Ronnie Chan, Chairman, Hang Lung Group Ltd; Co-Chair Asia Society
Raymond Chow, Executive Director, Hongkong Land Ltd; Trustee and Chairman, Urban Land Institute North Asia
INSIDE THE HOST CITY
Hong Kong's Next Wave of Sustainability Decisions
John Fitzgerald, Executive Director, Urban Land Institute Asia Pacific
Nicholas Brooke, Chairman, Hong Kong Harbourfront Commission
Sujata Govada, Managing Director, Urban Design and Planning Consultants, Ltd.
Simon Ng, Head of Transport & Sustainability Research, Civic Exchange
James von Klemperer, Design Partner, Kohn Pederson Fox Associates
James Law, Founder & CEO, James Law Cybertecture
BUILDING SUSTAINABLE CITIES
The City of Growth: Balancing Economic Development & Sustainability
Cities are magnets for economic opportunity. How is development driving migration and housing markets? How are cities growing more resilient, sustainable, and competitive in the context of the global economy?
Jon Lovell, Director of Sustainability - Deloitte Real Estate
Guanghua Wan, Principal Economist, Asian Development Bank
Brandon Sedloff, Managing Director, Urban Land Institute Asia
Sean Chiao, Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific, AECOM
Jonathan Thorpe, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Gale International
“Urban Life, Societal Change and Patterns of Consumption”
Chandran Nair, Founder and CEO, Global Institute for Tomorrow
Getting Around: Transportation & Infrastructure
Effective public transit systems and well-designed streetscapes can boost a city’s competitive advantage, enhance livability, and serve as models for sustainable mobility. With personal automobiles serving as a primary mode of transportation in many Asian cities, traffic congestion, pollution, and other side effects having increasingly negative impacts. How are cities designing transportation networks and infrastructure for the future? How can transit planning, streetscapes, and design facilitate mobility, walkability, and more sustainable transportation?
Ashok Raiji, Principal, ARUP
Lenny Shen, General Manager – Cities Center of Competence, Asia; General Manager – Strategy Dept, Infrastructure & Cities Sector; Siemens Ltd., China
Tian Feng, District Architect, Bay Area Rapid Transit
James Maguire, Regional Managing Director, Construction, Power & Infrastructure, Aon Risk Solutions
Xiaomei Duan, Chief Technical Officer, Institute for Transportation & Development Policy
How are cities across Asia advancing new sustainable building technologies and how is this different from their counterparts in North America? How are Asian cities planning their built environment to address the challenge of reducing carbon emissions? How are new technologies being integrated into buildings to shape urban design decisions? How is access and affordability being addressed?
Jake Layes, Head of Sustainability & Clean Tech, Asia-Pacific; Autodesk
Peter Graham, Executive Director, Global Buildings Performance Network
Jiang Lin, Senior Vice President; Director of China Sustainable Energy Program, Energy Foundation
Jane Henley, President, World Green Building Council
Scott Avirett, Director of Building Efficiency, Johnson Controls, Inc.
Kevin Mo, Energy Foundation
RESEARCHING THE CITY
Cities in Transformation: Researching Urban Sustainability
What information about the cities and sustainability is out there and what do we need to learn? Leading thinkers provide an overview of the state of urban sustainability research and innovation in the context of Asia’s cities. How is research and data on sustainable cities being structured? Where is consensus being built? Where do debates lead us to ask new questions?
Robert Spich, Faculty, University of California - Los Angeles School of Management; Program Director, Center for International Business Education and Research
Caspar Herzberg, Managing Director – Emerging Solutions Advisory Practice, Cisco Systems
Limin Hee, Associate Director, Centre for Liveable Cities, Singapore
Laurie Kerr, Director, City Energy Project, Natural Resources Defense Council
In-Keun Lee, Visiting Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Seoul
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20
“Creating Liveable Cities in Asia”
Thai Ker Liu, Director, RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (PTE Ltd)
Richard Drobnick, Director, Center for International Business, Education & Research, University of Southern California Marshall School of Business
LIVING IN THE SUSTAINABLE CITY
Community, Culture, and Livability
People come to cities and create networks that drive economy, culture, and civic participation. How are community and identity being shaped in the urban context? How are urban communities bridging cultural diversity? How are cultural values shaping people’s sustainable market preferences? What role do cultural institutions play in shaping local debates and outcomes?
S. Alice Mong, Executive Director, Asia Society Hong Kong Center
Daniel Abramson, Associate Professor of Urban Design & Planning, University of Washington
Patrick Condon, Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of British Colombia
Yan-yan Yip, Chief Executive Officer, Civic Exchange
Oren Tatcher, Principal, OTC Limited
Governance, Models, and Partnerships
The active leadership and collaboration of both government and private sector are essential for creating and maintaining a livable city, yet achieving this is more difficult than ever in an era of limited budgets, political discord, and international tensions. What examples of successful and innovative partnerships and collaborations can be used as models? What are examples of successful public-private partnerships in the pursuit of the livable city from around Asia?
Barbara Finamore, Senior Attorney and Asia Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
David Wood, Director, Initiative for Responsible Investment, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
Kurosh Massoud-Ansari, Environment, Science, Technology and Health Officer for the U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau
Kerina Wang, Management Associate, Sustainable & Livable Cities Initiative, World Resources Institute
Thomas Tang, Corporate Sustainability Director – Asia, AECOM