Are Eco Cities Delivering the Promise: Monthly Sustainability Forum August
- 08-09-2013 18:30 - 21:00
- Arup Associates, Shanghai
Arup Associates and Green Drinks China present Are Eco-cities Delivering the Promise, a forum exploring the ways in which cities are evolving and whether the lauded “eco-city” model can really deliver on the promises of architects, planners, and developers. Three speakers will share their expertise and first-hand experiences “in the trenches” of eco-city projects in China and abroad, followed by a Q&A session.
- September 12th, 6:30 pm @Arup Associates
- 30/F Huaihai Plaza, 1045 Huaihai Middle Road (corner of Xiangyang Road)
This is event is free thanks to our sponsor Arup Associates, as are beer, soft drinks, and juice. Space is limited, so please RSVP using the registration form below.
About the Speakers
Tony Chan is a Certified Practicing Planner (Australia), has a Bachelor’s degree in Town Planning (Honours) and a Master’s degree in Built Environment (Sustainable Development) from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He is also a LEED Accredited Practitioner and has accumulated over 15 years of project experiences in Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, China and India. He was a founding member of Arup’s Planning team in Shanghai and currently leads the team from there. His work focuses primarily on the integrated urban development, urban design and project management processes. His expertise lies in integrating master planning and urban design with associated strategies (Energy, Water, Transportation, Waste etc.) to address natural resource consumption and carbon reduction.
Tony's presentation title is 'Low Carbon Development in China: An Arup Experience'.
Yihui Shi presently works for Damuwan Eco-town Development Administrative Committee (www.damuwan.com), Xiangshan Ningbo, where he oversees the low carbon development and sustainability aspects in planning within the local government. Yihui completed his Mechanical Engineering (MEng) with a specialization on Sustainable Energy from Imperial College London in 2006 followed by a DPhil in Sustainable Energy from University of Oxford, where he worked on R&D of a novel Tidal Turbine for amassing Marine Energy. Yihui co-founded an NGO called SSEA (www.ssea-online.com), which promotes the use of sustainable energy and has held events in China and UK, for linking green technologies to business and government.
Yihui's talk will focus on the 'Gap in Eco-City Perception and Development', from a local government insider point of view.
James Lee is an architect, LEED specialist, Certified Property Manager, and founder of iContinuum Group, an integrated solutions provider in sustainable planning, design and management. A graduate of Harvard University with a Master Degree in Architecture, and Columbia University with a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering, Mr. Lee’s broad international experience spans over 30 years, and covers the U.S., Australia, Saudi Arabia, West Africa, South Korea, China, Hong Kong and Macau. In 2003, Mr. Lee spearheaded the sustainable design team for Xihu Tiandi, a US$200 Million project by the Hong Kong developer, Shui On Group. The project won a provisional LEED Core-and-Shell Platinum rating, the first such award in China. In 2009, Mr. Lee was appointed Principal China Consultant by the Whitman Strategy Group, the environmental consulting firm founded by former New Jersey governor and EPA Administrator, Christie Todd-Whitman, for an eco-city development for 300,000 people in Changsha, Hunan Province, developed by Gale International. In 2010, Mr. Lee was the executive consultant leading an international team in an invited competition to design a zero-energy, carbon-neutral city for Saudi Arabia.
Mr. Lee’s presentation title is 'Transit Synergized Development (TSD): Towards a Smart, Low-Carbon, Eco-City'. The TSD model is the recipient of a prestigious research grant from the Urban China Initiative, jointly sponsored by the McKinsey Company, Columbia University and Tsinghua.
“Are Eco-cities Delivering the Promise?” is part of a special monthly sustainability forum series, “The Future.” The series is sponsored and developed by Arup Associates and Green Drinks China.