What Does Sustainable Urban Transit Look Like: Monthly Sustainability Forum September
- 12-09-2013 18:30 - 21:00
- Arup Associates, Shanghai
Arup Associates and Green Drinks China present 'What does Sustainable Urban Transit look like', a forum exploring concerns on the sustainability of urban transport systems, with a focus on China.
Continued, rapid urbanization and increasing income levels present policy makers and planners in China with considerable challenges. The forum would explore the key issues of sustainable transportation planning in urban environments in China. What are the characteristics of Sustainable Transport? How can governments, planners, and communities create functional, integrated, and sustainable transportation systems?
- 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:
William A. Aultman is an Environmental Urbanist that holds a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture as well as a Masters of City and Regional Planning from Clemson University in the USA. Mr. Aultman's work experience has allowed him hands on involvement with many transportation and TOD related projects across the US and China, specifically looking at the connection between Transportation and Land Use. Currently Mr. Aultman's major focus is the research and application of integrated methods of urban planning and design that balance social, economic and environmental concerns within the creation of ecologically resilient urban clusters.
Presentation topic: Urban Mobility: Towards a Sustainable Transportation / Land Use Model
This presentation will look at the relevant connections between transportation systems and land use and offer in-depth solutions on how we can create more sustainable and livable urban environments.
Cornie Huizenga is the founder of CESG – Shanghai, which aims to grow and become the leading knowledge and data platform on cities and sustainable transport in China. Cornie Huizenga’s is also the Joint Convener of the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), the largest multi-stakeholder partnership on sustainable, low carbon transport in developing countries. Cornie has a Master's in Human Geography of Developing countries from State University in Utrecht, The Netherlands and serves on a regular basis as a consultant on transport and climate change for a broad range or organizations including Multilateral Development Banks (e.g. the Asian Development Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank); bilateral development organizations (German International Cooperation); the United Nations (Global Environment Facility, United Nations Center for Regional Development, United Nations Department for Economic an Social Affairs, and UN HABITAT) and leading NGOs on sustainable transport (EMBARQ, World Resource Center for Sustainable Transport and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy).
Presentation topic: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Urban Transport in China
Sam Chow is a Director of Consulting in Arup that heads the East Asia Region Transport Consulting Group. He is a professional / chartered engineer that holds a Bachelors of Civil Engineering from Monash University in Australia as well as a Masters of Business Administration from University of Ottawa in Canada. Mr Chow has over 27 years of transport consulting as well as senior management experience in Asia Pacific region. He has been running a wide range of projects from individual developments to city-wide transport planning and policies, from parking studies, rail stations planning to ports and airports planning, from pedestrian studies to freight transport plan. In recent years, his major focus is on Transport Oriented Development (TOD) related projects as well as area-wide development master plans around China, in which sustainability is an important consideration in developing the transport plan and strategy.
Presentation Topic: Sustainability Elements in Formulating Transport Plan for TOD Projects.
- 18.15 - 19.15: Drinks & Networking
- 19.15 - 20.10: Introduction & Presentations
- 20.10 - 20.40: Panel Discussion / Q&A
- 20.40 - 20.45: Lucky Draw ('Fields' Gift Cards & 'Arup' Mugs)
- 20.45 - 21.15: More Networking & More Drinks
‘What Does Sustainable Urban Transit Look Like?’ is part of a special monthly sustainability forum series on urbanization, eco cities and cities of the future. The series is sponsored and developed by Arup Associates and Green Drinks China.