REAL ESTATE and the BUILT ENVIRONMENT

The Next Wave of Chinese Urbanization: Impact on Economic Growth, Urban Governance and the Built Environment within and beyond China




The upcoming summit on China’s Urban and Economic Development entitled “The Next Wave of Chinese Urbanization: Impact on Economic Growth, Urban Governance and the Built Environment within and beyond China” is co-organized by Harvard China Fund and Harvard University Graduate School of Design MDes Real Estate and the Built Environment. It will be held at Harvard University Shanghai Center, located in Shanghai Pudong, on June 6, 2018.

 
WHEN  /
Wed, Jun 6, 2018 from 09:00am - 07:00pm
WHERE  /
Harvard Center Shanghai
5/F, Shanghai IFC-HSBC Building, 8 Century Avenue, Pudong, Shanghai

 

 



The upcoming summit on China’s Urban and Economic Development entitled “The Next Wave of Chinese Urbanization: Impact on Economic Growth, Urban Governance and the Built Environment within and beyond China” is co-organized by Harvard China Fund and Harvard University Graduate School of Design MDes Real Estate and the Built Environment. It will be held at Harvard University Shanghai Center, located in Shanghai Pudong, on June 6, 2018.

This summit will examine and speculate on potential trajectories for China’s next wave of urbanization. It will be a timely debate and discussion of the challenges and opportunities for urbanization policy, the consequential impact of a directional shift on China’s built environment, both urban and rural, and the empirical applicability of urban paradigms on the country’s global competitiveness and social stability.

Thematically, this summit will have three main focuses:

  1. Alternatives for reforming and restructuring urban governance in China and the comparative perspectives of Chinese institutions, both public and private, in dealing with the increasing complexity and scale of urban development and city making.
  2. Comparative urbanization trajectories and policy initiatives of different countries in addressing the intersection of economic growth, sustainable planning, and the construction of future cities and rural areas.
  3. The capability of Chinese regulators and institutions, in collaboration with the private sector, to create economic, aesthetic, and sustainable values in the physical built environment by harnessing and integrating building form, design thinking, financing innovation, urban development and planning models, all in the context of sustainable economic growth.

Speakers and commentators of the conference are experts and scholars from world-renowned universities and institutes, including Chairman of the Harvard China Fund, Director of Harvard Fairbank Asia Research Center, Director/Area Head of Real Estate and Built Environment at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Dean of School of Humanities and Social Studies at the University of Cambridge in the UK, former Dean of School of Governance at Meiji University in Japan, Counsel to China’s State Council, Vice President of Tongji University and Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Dean of School of Architecture at Tsinghua University, etc. The speakers also include CEOs of Vanke, Evergrande, and Country Garden, those corporations that have created great impact on the built environment in the process of Chinese urbanization. Invited guests also include scholars of top universities in China and executives of 30 Chinese real estate corporations that are well-respected in the academia and industry.

 

Conference Date:             June 6, 2018 | 9:00-19:00

Conference Location:      Harvard Center Shanghai (5/F, Shanghai IFC-HSBC Building, 8 Century Avenue, Pudong, Shanghai)

Registration:                     Email: hcuedconf@gsd.harvard.edu       Phone or text message: +86 18621673099

 

CONFERENCE AGENDA

 

09:30-09:50               INTRODUCTIONS

09:30-09:40               Welcome Remarks by Prof. William Kirby, Chairman, Harvard China Fund, Harvard University

09:40-09:50               Introduction by Prof. Bing Wang, Director, GSD MDes Real Estate and the Built Environment, Harvard University

 

09:50-11:05              SESSION 1 – THE NEXT WAVE OF CHINESE URBANIZATION: Current Policy and Its Potentials

Speakers and Commentators:

  • Prof. William Kirby, Chairman, Harvard China Fund, Harvard University
  • Minister Qiu Bao Xing, Counselor to China’s State Council, former Vice Minister of Ministry of Construction
  • Prof. Philip Allmendinger, Head of School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Cambridge University, the UK
  • Prof. Wu Zhi Qiang, Vice President of Tongji University, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering

 

11:00-11:15             COFFEE BREAK

 

11:15-12:30             SESSION 2 – THE NEXT WAVE OF CHINESE URBANIZATION: Economic and Social Relations

Speakers and Commentators:

  • Prof. Bing Wang, Director, GSD MDes Real Estate and the Built Environment, Harvard University
  • Prof. Xu Chenggang, Economist, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
  • Prof. Hiroo Ichikawa, Executive Director, Mori Memorial Foundation, former Dean of Governance, Meiji University
  • Eric Shaw, Planning Director, Urban Planning Department, Washington D.C.

 

12:30-13:45             LUNCH (Location: Harvard Shanghai Center)

 

13:45-15:00             SESSION 3 – THE NEXT WAVE OF CHINESE URBANIZATION: Urbanization Challenges and Opportunities from the Perspectives of Fortune 500 Companies

Speakers and Commentators:

 

15:00-16:00            SESSION 4 – THE NEXT WAVE OF CHINESE URBANIZATION: Predicting Economic Trajectories

Speakers and Commentators:

  • Prof. Michael Szonyi, Director, Fairbank Center of Chinese Studies, Harvard University
  • Wang Tao, Chief China Economist, Head of Asia Economics, UBS Investment Bank
  • Prof. Xiang Bing, Founding Dean, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

 

16:00-16:15             COFFEE BREAK

 

16:15-17:30             SESSION 5 – THE NEXT WAVE OF CHINESE URBANIZATION: Building a Better Environment

Speakers and Commentators:

  • Prof. Zhuang Weimin, Dean, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University
  • Tian Ming, Chairman and President, Landsea Group
  • Liu Ai Ming, Chairman, Space Holding Ltd.
  • Lin Zhong, Chairman, Xuhui Group

 

17:30                         ADJOURN CONFERENCE

 

17:30-19:00               COCKTAIL RECEPTION AND BOOK PANEL DISCUSSION *

Location: Harvard Shanghai Center Lounge

(*invited guests to visit the RuShi Museum for a private tour)