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Better City, Better Life:
The 4th International Association for China Planning (IACP) Conference

China’s evolving urban and regional policies and new thinking about sustainable development have attracted worldwide attention. It has made great progress in urban development since the successful World Planning Schools Congress in 2001. Shanghai is also hosting the first World Exposition that attracts huge worldwide visitors. In response to the Expo theme “Better City, Better Life,” following successful international conferences on China’s Urban Development and Planning in 2007, 2008, and 2009,, IACP, together with Tongji University, is hosting the fourth Annual IACP conference on June 19th-20th, 2010 at Tongji University. This conference will bring together researchers, planners and other government officials from China and around the world to exchange ideas around the theme “Better Cities, Better Life.” The conference is supported by Tongji University, the Urban Planning Society of China, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, ESRI (China), and Shenzhen Planning and Land Resource Management Bureau.
 
Conference Time: June 19th-20th, 2010 (Registration in June 18th, Field trip to Shanghai Expo in June 21st)
Conference Location: Tongji University, Shanghai (上海四平路1239号同济大学建筑与城市规划学院)
Organized by: International Association for China Planning (IACP)
College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University
Sponsored by: Urban Planning Society of China
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
ESRI China (Beijing)
Shenzhen Planning and Land Management Bureau
Conference Topics and Tracks:

  • Urban and regional development in the age of globalization
  • Advances in planning support systems and analytical tools
  • Sustainable urban transportation & infrastructure finance
  • Housing and land policies
  • Historic and Cultural preservation
  • Climate change and sustainable planning
  • Planning education and international exchange

 

Agenda (Flowchart)

June 18th

1:00 – 6:00 PM, Registration (IACP table)
Location: College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University

6:00 – 7:30 PM, IACP Reception
Hosts: Professor Gui-Qing Yang, Professor Zhong-Ren Peng
Location: 3rd Floor, San Hao Wu, Tongji University

 

June 19th

8:30-9:00, Opening Ceremony
Location: Zhongting , College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Host: Professor Zhen-Wei Peng

Addressed by:
8:30-8:35, Chang-Fu Wu, Dean, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University
8:35-8:40, Zhong-Ren Peng, Professor, Chair of IACP Board
8:40-8:45, Jiang Wu, Professor, University Vice President
8:45-8:50, Zhi-Qiang Wu, Professor, Deputy Chairman, Urban Planning Society of China
8:50-9:00, Break

Plenary Session I, Keynote Presentations
Moderator: Professors Zhong-Ren Peng and Zhen-Wei Peng

9:00-9:30, “Urban and regional economic development in the age of globalization
Professor Peter Taylor, Department of Geography, Loughborough University, United Kingdom

9:30-10:00. "Economic Globalization and Transformation of Urban Systems in the Yangtze Delta Region"
Zi-Lai Tang, Professor and Chair, Department of Urban Planning, Tongji University

10:00-10:15 Tea Break

Plenary Session II, Keynote Presentations
Moderator: Professor Richard LeGates and Zhi-Qiang Wu

10:15-10:45 "Bridging the ecologies of cities and the biosphere"
Saskia Sassen,Professor, Columbia University,

10:45-11:15 "The Changing Role of the Central Government in City Planning"
Nan Shi, Secretary General, Urban Planning Society of China,Executive Chief Editor, City Planning Review
 
11:15-11:45 “The Contributions of Physical Mobility to Efficiency and Equity in Global Metropolitan Centers
Martin Wachs, Director, RAND Transportation, Space, and Technology Program, Former Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Berkeley, TRB Chairman in 2000, the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board

11:45-12:15 “Development of Shanghai new town
Dr. Qun-Min Chen, Shanghai Development and Research Center

12:15-12:30 F&Qs

12:30 – 2:00 Lunch
Location: 1st Floor, San Hao Wu, Tongji University

Afternoon Schedule

Parallel Sessions,
2:00 – 5:30 PM, Urban and regional development in the age of globalization, Session 1.1 – 1.2
Location: Room B108, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University

2:00 – 5:30 PM, Advances in planning support systems and analytical tools, Session 2.1 – 2.2
Location: Room B214, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University

2:00 – 5:30 PM, Sustainable urban transportation & infrastructure finance, Session 3.1 – 3.2
Location: Room A214, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University

2:00 – 5:30 PM, Housing and land policies, Session 4.1 – 4.2
Location: Room A215, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University

Exhibition
2:00-5:30
Location: Arts Gallery, Building B, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University

7:00 – 9:00 PM, Welcome Dinner and Awards Ceremony
Host: Professor Zi-Lai Tang
Location: 2nd Floor, San Hao Wu

 

June 20th

Parallel Sessions
8:00-10:15 AM, Urban and regional development in the age of globalization, Session 1.3
Location: B108, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University

8:00-10:15 AM, Historic and Cultural Relics preservation, Session 2.3
Location: B214, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University

8:00-10:15 AM, Sustainable urban transportation & infrastructure finance, Session 3.3
Location: A214, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University

8:00-10:15 AM, Climate change and sustainable planning, Session 4.3
Location: A215, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University

10:15- 10:30 AM, Tea Break

10:30–12:30AM, Plenary Roundtable Panel, A comparative Approach to Sino-US Urban Planning Education & Research
Location: Bell Hall, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University

US Specialists

  • Karen Polenske, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Lawrence Vale, Ford Professor of Urban Design and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Cheryl Contant, President, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning

Chinese Panlists

  • Qi-Zhi Mao, Professor and Associate Dean, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tsinghua University
  • Zhi-Qiang Wu, Professor, Assistant to the President of Tongji University, Deputy Chairman, Urban Planning Society of China
  • Min Zhao, Professor, Department of Urban Planning, Tongji University

Moderator:

  • Richard LeGates, Professor, San Francisco State University, Secretary of International Association for China Planning
  • Hai-Xiao Pan, Professor, Department of Urban Planning, Tongji University

Exhibition:
9:00-12:30 AM,
Arts Gallery, Building B, College of Architecture and Urban Planning

12:30-2:00 PM, Lunch

  1. Roundtable for Roundtable Panelists (Location: Café in the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University)
  2. Lunch for Conference Participants (Location: 1st Floor, San Hao Wu)

1:30–5:00 PM, Urban and regional development in the age of globalization, Session 1.4 – 1.5
Location: B108, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University

1:30–5:00 PM, Historic and Cultural Relics preservation, Session 2.4 – 2.5
Location: B214, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University

1:30–5:00 PM, Sustainable urban transportation & infrastructure finance, Session 3.4 – 3.5
Location: A214, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University

1:30–5:00 PM, Climate change and sustainable planning, Session 4.4 – 4.5
Location: A215, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University

5:00-5:30 PM, Closing
Location: Zhongting, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University
Host: Professor Zhong-Ren Peng

 

June 21st
Field Trip to Shanghai Expo (Dafen in Shenzhen,the Regeneration of an Urban Village)

 

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