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Welcome to CPN China Week 2009

 

CPN China Week 2009

June 15-20 Beijing/Chongqing

 

Keywords: Open Platform, Beyond Conferences and Access to the Public

The world economy is experiencing the biggest crisis since 1929. China is no exception but has her unique opportunities and challenges. How does the rapid urbanization in China make a difference in dealing with the economic downturn? Is urban development a victim of this crisis or is it a source of solutions? How is job creation the most important priority of China’s big cities, which have become significant economies in their own right? China Planning Network has undertaken to organize the CPN China Week 2009 to bring together the public, the academia, the state and local governments, the industries and the public media to examine these questions. CPN China Week 2009 packages four events:

We are honored to announce that MIT President Susan Hockfield is sending her congratulations to all the participants of the CPN China Week 2009 (letter). MIT Chancellor Philip Clay will present his welcome remarks by video to the CPN China Week. MIT Homepage will spotlight this CPN event on June 14-15. Ten MIT Professors and 35 top western scholars will be sharing their knowledge and experience on urban development with Chinese audience. 51 public media in China are partnering with CPN to publicize the CPN China Week 2009. Four mainstream online portals in China: www.sina.com.cn, www.cctv.com.cn, www.china.com.cn and www.ifeng.com will jointly broadcast alive all the conferences and roundtables of the CPN China Week 2009 to millions in China and throughout the world.

           
   
           

CPN China Week. Urbanization Summit (June 16-18, Beijing) is hosted by Renmin (People's) University and Tsinghua University and is the sixth year continuation of CPN’s effort in fusing western scholarship on urban development with China's unprecedented experience. The China Week includes six conferences and roundtables covering urban transportation, urban housing, urban regeneration, planning education, urban environment, urban risk reduction, urban economics and urban policy, as well as receptions, open houses, and interviews.

  • CPN Four Way Dialogue and Dinner Reception (Marriott Hotel, June 15, program)
  • CPN Urban Housing Conference (Renmin University, June 16-17, program)
  • CPN Urban Regeneration Roundtable (Renmin University, June 17, program)
  • CPN Urban Planning and Public Policy Roundtable (Renmin University, June 16, program)
  • CPN Urban Economy and Job Creation Roundtable (Renmin University, June 17, program)
  • CPN-ACSP Urban Planning Education Roundtable (Renmin University, June 17, program)
  • CPN-NRDC Urban Energy, Climate Change and Transportation Roundtable (Tsinghua University, June 18, program)
  • CPN Chongqing Forum and Field Trip (June 19-20, Chongqing, program)

We have selected leading experts to chair the CPN conferences and roundtables:

  • Alice Amsden, Barton L. Weller Professor of Political Economy, MIT (bio)
  • John M. Courtney, Urban Planning Advisor China, Former Senior Urban Planner, the World Bank
  • John De Monchaux, Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning, former Dean, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, MIT (bio)
  • Joseph Ferreira Jr, Professor of Urban Planning and Operations Research, Head,   Urban Information System, MIT, Former President of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) (bio)
  • Ralph Gakenheimer, Professor of Urban Planning, MIT, Chair, International Scientific Committee of CODATU (Collaborative on Urban Transport Improvement in the Developing World) (bio)
  • Michael Hibbard, President of the (U.S.) Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (bio)
  • Karen R. Polenske, Professor of Regional Political Economy and Planning, MIT, Former President, International Input-Output Association (bio)
  • Nicolas Retsinas, Director, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, Former U.S. HUD Assistant Secretary (bio)
  • Werner Rothengatter, Head of the Institute of Economic Policy Research, University of Karlsruhe, Former President of the World Conference on Transport Research Society, Former Head of the Transport Division, German Institute for Economic Research (bio)
  • Michael Woo, Los Angeles Planning Commissioner, adjunct professor,  School of Policy, Planning, and Development, University of South California (bio)

CPN China Week. Four-way Dialogue invites two governors and six mayors, 10 scholars, 10 CEOs and 40 public medias to have a four-way dialogue on urban economic restructuring as a way for cities in China to get out of the economic down turn and continue their development.

CPN China Week. Chongqing Forum is hosted by Chongqing Municipality and Chongqing University, bringing 30 scholars and experts to Chongqing for field trips and meetings with the Mayor and directors of planning, housing and transportation.

CPN China Week. MIT Forum is inviting Mr. Justin Yifu Lin, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank and Chinese officials, scholars and public media to continue the discussion at MIT during October 2009.

CPN China Week. Publication 51 public media outlets are partnering with CPN to publicize the CPN China Week 2009. Four mainstream online portals in China: www.sina.com.cn, www.cctv.com.cn, www.china.com.cn and www.ifeng.com will jointly broadcast alive all the conferences and roundtables during CPN China Week 2009. Up to today, if you google "CPN 城市中国峰会" (CPN Urbanization Summit in Chinese), there are 25, 000 webpages publicizing the CPN events. Literally tens of millions of Chinese are reading these pages. Please see here for the full list of CPN partner media.

China Planning Network China Week 2009: Overal Program (pdf)

China Planning Network (CPN) China Week 2009: Overall Program
15-Jun EVE CPN Four Way Dialogue: Live Roundtable Debate and Interview
15-Jun EVE CPN Dinner Reception: Hosted by CPN Commissioners
16-Jun AM 1 CPN China Week Opening Ceremony
AM 2 CPN China Week Plenary Conference
Lunch Lunch Roundtable: Renmin University
PM 1 Urban Housing Urban Policy
PM 2 Urban Housing Urban Policy
EVE CPN-Renmin U Dinner Reception: Hosted by Renmin U President JI Baocheng
17-Jun AM 1 Urban Housing Urban Economy CPN-ACSP Education
AM 2 Urban Housing Urban Economy CPN-ACSP Education
Lunch Lunch Roundtable: Hosted by CPN
PM 1 Urban Housing Urban Regeneration CPN-ACSP Education
PM 2 Urban Housing Urban Regeneration CPN-ACSP Education
EVE CPN-Natural Resource Defense Council Visit: Hosted by NRDC China Program
18-Jun AM 1 CPN Tsinghua University Plenary Session
AM 2 CPN-NRDC Urban Energy, Climate Change and Transportation
Lunch CPN Tsinghua U Lunch Reception: Hosted by Tsinghua Vice President Yuan Si (tbc)
PM 1 CPN-NRDC Urban Energy, Climate Change and Transportation
PM 2 CPN-NRDC Urban Energy, Climate Change and Transportation
EVE Depart from Beijing Capital Airport for Chongqing
19-Jun AM Chongqing Fourm: Field Trip in Chongqing City Part I
Lunch Lunch Roundtable: Hosted by Chongqing University President LI Xiaohong
PM 1 Chongqing Fourm: Field Trip in Chongqing City Part II
PM 2 Roundtable Discussion with Chongqing Mayor and Party Secretary
EVE CPN-Chongqing Reception: Hosted by Mayor Wang Hongju
20-Jun AM Panel Discussion with Chongqing Directors of Planning, Housing, Transportation
Lunch Lunch Roundtable
PM Panel Discussion with Chongqing Directors of Planning, Housing, Transportation
EVE Flight to Beijing

CPN China Week 2009 Invited Speakers (Overseas)

We have invited 40 western scholars and experts from 15 universities, ACSP, WCTRS, TRB, UN/ISDR, UN HABITAT, German Embassy in Beijing, Embassy of the Netherlands in Beijing, World Bank, MacArthur Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Natural Resource Defense Council, Dynamic City Foundation to speak in the CPN China Week.

  • Alice Amsden: Barton L. Weller Professor of Political Economy at MIT (bio)
  • Non Arkaraprasertkul, Harvard-Yenching Fellow, The Oriental Institute, Harris Manchester College, The University of Oxford (bio)
  • Shannon Bassett, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and Community Design, University of South Florida (bio)
  • Eugenie L. Birch, Professor of Urban Research and Education, Department of City and Regional Planning, Co-Director, Penn Institute for Urban Research, University of Pennsylvania
  • Yung-Ho Chang, Professor and Head, Department of Architecture, MIT (bio)
  • Steve Coyle, CEO, the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust, former Boston Redevelopment Authority
  • Philip Clay, Chancellor, MIT (video welcome remarks)
  • John M. Courtney, Urban Planning Advisor China, Former Senior Urban Planner, the World Bank
  • Randall Crane, Acting Director and Professor of Urban Planning, Institute of Transportation Studies, UCLA (bio)
  • John De Monchaux, Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning, former Dean, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, MIT (bio)
  • Martin de Jong, Associate professor of public management, Delft University of Technology, Faculty of TPM (bio)
  • Harry Dimitriou, Professor of Planning Studies, UCL, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Member of Office of Science and Technology(OST)of UK Government (bio)
  • Joseph Ferreira Jr, Professor of Urban Planning and Operations Research, Head,   Urban Information System, MIT, Former President of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) (bio)
  • Michael Flaxman, Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT
  • Dennis Frenchman, Professor of the Practice of Urban Design, Head, City Design and Development, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT (bio)
  • Ralph Gakenheimer, Professor of Urban Planning, MIT, Chair, International Scientific Committee of CODATU (Collaborative on Urban Transport Improvement in the Developing World (bio)
  • Amy Glasmeier, Head, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT (letter of support)
  • Lawrence Hannah, Former Lead Economist, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (ECSPE), World Bank (bio)
  • Susan Hockfield, President, MIT (letter of support)
  • Michael Hibbard, President of the (U.S.) Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (bio)
  • Ying Hua, Assistant Professor, Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, Cornell University
  • Peter Lai, Vice President, PB Hongkong; Former President, ICTPA (bio)
  • Daxi Li, Chairman, Chinese Association for Science and Business, Director of Board, United Orient Bank (bio)
  • John R. Logan, Professor of Sociology, Director, Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences, Department of Sociology, Brown University
  • Joyce Yanyun Man, Ph.D., Director, Peking University-Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy, Senior Fellow and Director, China Program, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
  • Angela Maye-Banbury, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Development and Society, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Robert B. Olshansky, Professor, Dept of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (bio)
  • Takashi Onishi, President of City Planning Institute of Japan; Professor of Tokyo University (bio)
  • V. Setty Pendakur, Consultant to the State Council of China, Honorary Prof. of CAS, Chair of TRB's TDCC, Former Vice Mayor of Vancouver (bio)
  • Karen R. Polenske, Professor of Regional Political Economy and Planning, MIT, Former President, International Input-Output Association (bio)
  • Hugo Priemus, Professor and former Dean, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands (bio)
  • Jingjing Qian, Director for China Sustainable Cities Project, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Nicolas Retsinas, Director, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, Former U.S. HUD Assistant Secretary (bio)
  • Werner Rothengatter, Head of the Institute of Economic Policy Research, University of Karlsruhe, Former President of the World Conference on Transport Research Society, Former Head of the Transport Division, German Institute for Economic Research (bio)
  • Wenhui Shan, Design Principal of UrbanDATA
  • Dr Ir Alexandra Tisma, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
  • Lawrence Vale, Professor and ex-Head, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT (Chair of CPN Advisory Committe, Welcome Remarks)
  • Victor Vergara, Lead Urban Specialist - Program Leader, Urban and Local Government, World Bank Institute
  • Jan Wampler, Professor, Department of Architecture, M.I.T. (bio)
  • Michael Woo, Los Angeles Planning Commissioner, adjunct professor,  School of Policy, Planning, and Development, University of South California (bio)
  • Fulong Wu, Professor of East Asian Planning and Development, Director of Urban China Research International Network, Cardiff University, UK (bio)
  • Tingwei Zhang, Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Policy, Director, Asia and China Research Program, Great Cities Institute, University of Illinois at Chicago (bio)
  • Yang Zhang, Assistant Professor, Urban Affairs and Planning Program, School of Public and International Affairs, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Zhenshan Zhang, Human Settlements Programme Manager, UN-HABITAT in Beijing
  • Yan Zong, Asian Development Bank

CPN China Week 2009 Invited Speakers (China)

The CPN China Week has also invited 35 Chinese scholars, government officials and professionals from China's State Council, National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Land Resources, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Transportation, National Administration of Statistics, Ministry of Housing and Urban/Rural Development, Chinese Academy of Social Science, People's (Renmin) University, Tsinghua University, Peking University and Mayors and Directors from 15 cities in China.

  • LIN Jiashan, Deputy Director, Department of Social Development, State Council Research Development Center
  • WANG Yiming, Vice President, Academy of Macroeconomic Research, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)
  • YANG Chaoguang, Director, Research Center of Land Development and Regional Economics, NDRC
  • QIU Baoxing, Vice Minister, Ministry of Housing and Urban/Rural Development (MHURD)
  • FENG Jun, Director-General, Department of Housing Reform and Development, MHURD
  • TANG Kai, Director-General, Department of Urban/Rural Planning, MHURD
  • ZHANG Xiangmu, Department of Industrialization, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
  • NI Hong, Secretary of Construction, Province of Anhui
  • WANG Peng, Director of Planning, the City of Shenzhen
  • YU Binyang, Director of Planning, the City of Ha’erbin
  • HUANG Yan, Commissioners, Planning Commission, the City of Beijing
  • ZHAO Yanjing, Director of Planning, the City of Xiamen
  • YANG Baojun, Chief Planner, Institute of Urban Planning and Research of China
  • ZHU Wenyi, Dean, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University
  • WU Zhiqiang, Dean, School of Architecture and Planning, Tongji University
  • YANG Jianqiang, Head, Department of Urban Planning, Southeast University
  • YAN Jinming, Associate Dean, School of Public Administration, People’s University
  • YE Yumin, Head, Department of Urban Planning and Management, People’s University
  • LU Bin, Head, Department of Urban Planning, Peking University
  • XU Jiangang, Head, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Nanjing University
  • TANG Zilai, Head, Department of Urban Planning, Tongji University; Member of Board of Directors, Chinese Academy of Urban Planning
  • YE Jianping, Head, Department of Land Management, People’s University
  • LIU Hongyu, Director, Center for Real Estate Research, Tsinghua University
  • GU Chaolin, Professor, Department of Urban Planning, Tsinghua University; Vice Secretary General, China Academy of Geography; Former President, Academy of Urban Planning of Nanjing
  • ZHANG Jie, Director, Housing Research Center, Tsinghua University
  • ZHANG Min, Professor, Former Head, Department of Urban Planning, Tongji University
  • ZHANG Keyun, Professor, Director of Regional Economics and Urban Management Research Center
  • YANG Hongshan, Deputy Head, Department of Urban Planning, People’s University
  • SHI Nan, Secretary General, China Academy of Urban Planning
  • LI Xun, Secretary General, China Society for Urban Studies
  • CUI Zhiyuan: Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He is one of the Chinese New Left and has called for a 'Second Liberation of Thought'. 
  • HUANG Weiping, Professor in International Trade; Member, Academic Committee, China Academy of Social Science
  • HUANG Taiyan, Professor, Vice Dean, China Economic Reform and Development Research Institute; Past Director, Economics Research Institute, People’s University
  • REN Xingzhou, Research Fellow, China State Council, Development Research Center
  • WEI Jie, Professor, School of Economic Management, Tsinghua University; Director, China Market Economy Research Institute
  • CHEN Huai, Research Fellow and Director, Policy Research Center, Ministry of Construction
  • HUANG Da, Professor, past vice president, People’s University; President, China Financial Research Institute
  • CHEN Xiushan, Professor, Director of Regional and Urban Economics Research Center, People’s University.
  • SHAN Wenhui, Design Principal of UrbanDATA

Conference logistics

  • The official conference website is http://ChinaPlanningNetwork.org
  • Please contact our conference coordinator Mr. Yushan Chan at chinaplanning@gmail.com or tel: +86-10-84418776 for the registration information.
  • The invited speaker registration form is here. The hotel and contact information is here.
  • English and Chinese are both official languages in the conference. We will provide simultaneous translation for all the presentations.

CPN Open Platform

China Planning Network is an open platform that breaks the boundaries between disciplines, between academia and practice, between China and the West. Born at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) at MIT, CPN has engaged 15 programs and 26 professors throughout the Institute. CPN has 180 participating western scholars and professionals over 2500 members in the West. We continue to invite

  • Academic and research institutes
  • Government department and agencies
  • Non-government and international organizations
  • Industrial leaders and private practitioners

to be part of the CPN network, and welcome individuals and institutes to the CPN China Week, as speakers, panelists, participants, co-host and/or sponsors. 

Please contact us at: Ming Guo in Beijing: guoming@mit.edu and Jinhua Zhao at MIT: jinhua@mit.edu if you or your organization want to get involved. You can join us here.

Beyond Conferences

1. China National Research Center on Public Housing at Renmin University
CPN is working with Renmin University, the Development Research Center of China's State Council, and Ministry of Housing and Urban/Rural Development to found the China National Research Center on Public Housing. CPN and Renmin University are in touch with western foundations and research institutes to co-found the Research Center. Please contact us if you or your organization are interested in becoming affiliate researcher in collaboration with the Center. 

2. CPN Urbanization Talent Pool
CPN now has 185 participating scholars from the west. Googling their names in Chinese website yields the first link pointing to CPN. CPN is attracting more scholars to study China and making them known in China in partnership with major public media including www.China.com.cn. We are securing funds to set up the CPN Urbanization Talent Pool to provide a synthesized portal for China to access global expertise on urban development. We are appointing CPN Fellows and setting up the CPN Advisory Committee based on the CPN Talent Pool. If interested, please send us your resume and a brief description of why you are interested and how your expertise may contribute. 

3. CPN-Local Province Alliance and Field Trip
CPN is in discussion with Jiangsu, Sichuan, Guangdong and Chongqing governments on the CPN-Local Government Alliance, which is the comprehensive framework for collaborations between cities, communities, high-tech parks, businesses and research institutes from Chinese provinces, and western experts and institutes on planning, housing, transportation, regional economy, urban environment, land development, urban policy, and urban design. We are bringing a team of CPN exports to Chongqing for the field trip to engage the CPN scholars in China's urbanization practice and foster in-depth collaboration.

Accessible to the Public

We made CPN conferences a fad in China: hundreds of thousands Chinese were attracted to our website for the CPN China Week, and over 75 public media reported it in the past. This year, we are working with all forms of public media: internet, publications, TV, radio and mobile media to make world scholarship on urbanization accessible to China's widest population. 
We want every Chinese to be able to pose two questions: what does urbanization mean to my life? and what can the world scholarship contribute to this discussion? 

1. CPN Urban Travel Ranking System and CPN Whitepaper: State of Urban Transportation in China
To implement China's largest-scale annual surveys on travel behavior and attitude and provide a first-hand open-source panel data for urban transportation research
To conduct China's first public rating of urban transportation systems, develop an evaluation framework for urban travel and publish annual travel ranking reports
The CPN Urban Travel Ranking is the first part of the CPN Ranking Series. The series are to provides a realistic yet powerful way to engage public participation and public education in the debates related to China's rapid urbanization.

2. CPN City Channel at China.com.cn : we are working with China.com.cn to set up the CPN City Channel to provide the public with a long term source of the world scholarship on urbanization, as well as to broadcast our CPN conferences and seminars alive on line. 

3. CPN Top Talk Series: We continue the Top Talk Series to interview practitioners and scholars to reflect on China's latest urban development themes. 

4. We are publishing the CPN Five Year Retrospect with Shuangwu Yinshuju (China Commercial Press) to summarize CPN's work between 2004 and 2009

CPN China Week 2009 Organization:

Initiated and Organized by:
China Planning Network (CPN)

Co-sponsored by:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Renmin (People’s) University
Tsinghua University
Association of Collegiate School of Planning, ACSP
Natural Resource Defense Council

Supported by:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT, Chancellor Office
MIT, School of Architecture and Planning
MIT, Department of Urban Studies and Planning
MIT, Center for Transportation and Logistics
MIT, Laboratory for Energy and the Environment (LFEE)
MIT, Department of Architecture
MIT, International Development Group
MIT, City Design and Development
MIT, Urban Information System
United Nations HABITAT
United Nations ISDR
World Bank City Management and Urban Development
School of Architecture, Tsinghua University
Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University
International Association of China Planning
Institute of Transportation Studies, UCLA
Urban China Research International Network, Cardiff University, UK
Embassy of Netherlands, China
Embassy of German, China
Asian Development Bank

Co-hosted by:
School of Public Administration, Renmin University of China
Institute of Transportation Engineering, Tsinghua University
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Peking University
China Urban Research International Consulting Co., LTD

CPN 5 Year Activity Summary (2004~2008)

2004: CPN 1st annual conference at Harvard (details)
2005: CPN 2nd annual conference at MIT (details)
2006: (details)

  • CPN 3rd Annual conference in Beijing with Ministry of Construction in China 
  • CPN World Scholars China Lecture Series 
  • PROJECTIONS: the MIT Journal of Planning v5: Planning China (details)

2007: (details)

  • 1st China Urban Transportation Congress 
  • World Transportation School Open House 
  • CPN China Urban Transportation Top Talk Serials

2008: CPN China Week 2008 (details)

  • 1st China Urban Housing Congress (details)
  • 2nd China Urban Transportation Congress (details)
  • City Resilience Roundtable: Sichuan Earthquake (details)
  • CPN Sichuan Field Trip and Chengdu Forum (details)
  • Cross-Cultural Education Roundtable (details)

 

CPN China Week 2008 Summary

July 14-19, 2008

Beijing/Chengdu

The CPN China Week 2008 has successfully concluded in Beijing on July 19, 2008 as the 5th year continuation of CPN’s effort to fuse western knowledge on urban development with China’s unprecedented experience. I would like to thank all for your great support that makes the CPN China Week possible.

Media coverage:

Letter of support and statement to China Planning Network (CPN):

  • United Nations Under-Secretary-General Mr. John Holmes (detail) (pdf)
  • MIT President Susan Hockfield (detail) (pdf)
  • MIT Chancellor Phillip Clay (video)
  • Tsinghua University Vice President YUAN Si (detail) (pdf)

CPN Commissioners' Remarks:

  • CPN China Week Opening Ceremony (detail)
  • CPN City Resilience Roundtable (detail)
  • CPN Transport Conference and China Week Conclusion (detail)
  • CPN Urban Travel Ranking System and CPN Whitepaper: State of Urban Transport in China (announcement)

CPN China Week 2008 Presentations:
All presentations during CPN China Week 2008 are collected and available at each conference's web page.

  • CPN Urban Housing Conference 2008....................................................................................July 14-15 (detail)
  • CPN World Planning School Open House................................................................................July 15 (detail)
  • CPN Cross-Cultural Education Roundtable.............................................................................July 15 (detail)
  • CPN City Resilience Roundtable: Rebuilding and Restoration After Sichuan Earthquake........July 16 (detail)
  • CPN Sichuan Field Trip and Chengdu Forum...........................................................................July 17-18 (detail)
  • CPN Urban Transport Congress 2008....................................................................................July 19 (detail)

CPN China Week 2008 Photo Albums

  • Beijing Sessions (opening ceremony, housing conference, education panel, transport conference, interviews, etc) (detail)
  • CPN China Week Chengdu Sessions (Chengdu forum, disaster zone visit, group meetings, etc) (detail)

CPN China Week 2008 Live Broadcast and Video Collections

  • By China.com (detail) (interface in Chinese)
  • By QQ.com (detail) (interface in Chinese)

We would like to request:

1) each session chair to summarize your session in 1~2 pages, which we will publish together with all the papers and ppts
2) all speakers to send us your comments and suggestions, both in terms of the contents and the format of the conferences (feedback form)
3) if you have made any update or revision to your presentations and papers, please send us the latest version, we are compiling them and will publish all online.

 

Conference Speakers
The China Planning Network has confirmed so far 47 leading scholars and professionals to speak in CPN China Week 2008. Bios of the invited speakers are available here.

  • Tridib Banerjee, Professor and James Irvine Chair in Urban and Regional Planning, former vice dean of the USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development, University of South California
  • Alain Bertaud, independent consultant, former Principal Urban Planner, World Bank
  • Rachel Bratt, Professor and Former Chair, Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University
  • Salvano Briceno, Director, International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, United Nations
  • Xavier Briggs, Associate Professor of Sociology and Urban Planning, MIT, Former
    Acting Assistant Secretary, U.S. HUD
  • Robert B. Cervero, Chair and Professor of City and Regional Planning, Department
    of City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley
  • Yung-Ho Chang, Professor and Head, Department of Architecture, MIT
  • Wenzhen Chen, Assistant Professor, Tongji University
  • Bernard Cohen, Secretary of Transportation, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Randall Crane, Acting Director and Professor of Urban Planning, Institute of
    Transportation Studies, UCLA
  • Joseph Ferreira, Joseph Ferreira Jr, Professor of Urban Planning and Operations Research, Head of UIS, MIT, Former President of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA)
  • Steven French, Director of Center for Geographic Information Systems, Professor of City and Regional Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Peter Fong, Director of EMBA & Executive Programmes, Faculty of Business & Economics, the University of Hong Kong
  • Ralph Gakenheimer, Professor of Urban Planning, MIT, Chair, International Scientific Committee of CODATU (Collaborative on Urban Transport Improvement in the Developing World)
  • Piper Gaubatz, Associate Professor, Program Head for Geography, Dept. of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts
  • Lawrence Hannah, Former Lead Economist, World Bank
  • Yoshitsugu Hayashi, Dean, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University. Chair, Scientific Committee of WCTRS. Member, Science Council of Japan
  • Haruo Hayashi, Professor, Research Center for Disaster Reduction Systems, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
  • Michael Hibbard, President, ACSP, Professor and Director, Institute for Policy Research and Innovation (IPRI), University of Oregon
  • Ed Huang, PhD, AICP, CGBP, CEI, Senior Planner - Downtown Region, CRA/LA
  • Ede Jorge Ijjasz-Vasquez, Sector Manager, China and Mongolia Sustainable Development Unit, East Asia and Pacific Region, the World Bank
  • Martin de Jong, Associate professor of public management, Delft University of Technology, Faculty of TPM
  • Fengmin Kan, Senior Coordinator, International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, United Nations
  • Bohumil Kasal, Hankin Chair of Residential Building Construction, Professor
    of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Professor of Architectural Engineering,
    Director of Research, Pennsylvania Housing Research Center
  • Klaus Kunzmann, Jean Monnet professor for European Spatial Planning,? School of Planning, Universit?t Dortmund, Germany, founder President of the Association of European Schools of Planning
  • Alven Lam, Director, Office of International Affairs, and Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. HUD
  • Si Ming, Li, Chair Professor in Geography, Director of Centre for China Urban and Regional Studies, Hong Kong University
  • Yuki Matsuoka, Officer in charge, Programme Officer, International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, United Nations Hyogo Office
  • Itsuki Nakabayashi, Professor, Graduate School of Urban Environmental Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University
  • Robert Olshansky, Professor, Dept of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Hugo Priemus, Professor and Dean Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management,
    Delft University of Technology , Netherlands
  • Jingjing Qian, Director for China Sustainable Cities Project, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Nicolas Retsinas, Director, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, Former
    U.S. HUD Assistant Secretary
  • Bish Sanyal, Professor of Urban Development and Planning, Chair of Faculty, MIT
  • Richard Stone, Asia news editor, Science Magazine
  • Claudine Stuchell, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT
  • Lawrence Vale, Head and Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT
  • Robert Vale, Professor, School of Architecture and Planning, University of Auckland,
  • Honorary Professor, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Robin Visser, Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Dave Wetzel, Vice-Chair of Board, Transport for London , Fellow, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
  • Michael Woo, Los Angeles Planning Commissioner, adjunct professor,? School of Policy, Planning, and Development, University of South California
  • Fulong Wu, Professor of East Asian Planning and Development, Director of Urban China Research International Network, Cardiff University, UK
  • Xylina Wu, Director, Business Development, Greater China, Massachusetts International Office of Trade and Investment, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Ming Zhang, Assistant Prof, University of Texas at Austin
  • Liang Zhao, lecture, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT

Congress Media

We are collaborating with a number of China's public medias, one of which is www.QQ.com, the largest Internet portal and online community in China. Five channels (QQ Science, QQ Education, QQ Housing, QQ Transport, QQ Chengdu) will broadcast alive the full China Week conferences to its 290 million active users.


CPN Media Partner
                                   
 
Supporting Media

China Urban Transport

China Real Estate News 
Urban Transport Magazine 
Road Transport Technology

Housing Magazine

Sino-West Interchange
     

Along with the CPN China Week, we are arranging a series of individual meetings between the invited speakers and government officials, academics and professionals from National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Housing and Urban/Rural Development (previously Ministry of Construction), Sichuan Provincial and Chengdu Municipal Governments, Chengdu Transport Commission, Chengdu Construction Commission, Tsinghua University, Tongji University, Peking University etc. We are doing the best to accommodate as many sessions as possible.

During the five years of CPN's short but exciting history, we have been continuing our effort to fuse Western knowledge of urban development and planning with China's practice and to cultivate China's own discourse on urban development and planning. This year's CPN China Week is bringing the Western expertise and experience on urban development, housing, transport, and disaster recovery to China's key decision makers as well as the widest population.

Thank you very much for your support to China Planning Network. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions and suggestions about the CPN China Week.

Best,
Ming Guo, Zhan Guo, Jinhua Zhao
Executive Commissioners
China Planning Network
http://www.ChinaPlanningNetwork.org

Faculty Advisor
Lawrence J. Vale, Head and Professor of Urban Design and Planning
Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

About CPN
China Planning Network (CPN) was established in 2004 and has since advanced from simply an academic interest group to become an independent voice that affects the education, research, practice and policies in China’s urban development. CPN has moved forward on its mission to systematically introduce western knowledge and experiences to China and more importantly CPN has started pursuing its vision of cultivating China's own discourse on urban development. As MIT President Susan Hockfield wrote in 2006: "Through the efforts of the China Planning Network, MIT and the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, continue to lead the world to bring the advanced knowledge on urban planning and development to bear on China's urbanization challenges." ?

For information about CPN, please visit: http://chinaplanningnetwork.org/english/about.htm

Previous CPN conferences:

CPN Conference 2004: http://chinaplanningnetwork.org/english/cpn2004/
CPN Conference 2005: http://chinaplanningnetwork.org/english/cpn2005/
CPN Conference 2006: http://chinaplanningnetwork.org/english/cpn2006/
CPN Conference 2007: http://chinaurbantransport.com/english/Overview.htm

Donation Channels to the Sichuan Earthquake Relief

  1. MIT Chinese Student and Scholar Association (CSSA) has setup a secure and convenient online donation channel that accepts US dollar payment by credit card. MIT is a 501(c)(3) institution, and your gift is tax-deductible within the limitations of U.S. federal income tax laws. The tax identification number is 04-2103594. http://cssa.mit.edu/
  2. Through Chinese Consulate General, NY, (Tax deduction not available)
    Check Payable to: 
    Chinese Consulate General in New York
    ( Please make sure that you write down "Earthquake Relief Donation")
    Address: Lei LIU, 520 12th Ave, New York, NY 10036.
  3. Through International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
    http://donate.ifrc.org/

 

 

CPN Conferences

·2008 "CPN China Week": CPN 2nd Urban Transportation Congress (2008.7.18-19)

·2008 "CPN China Week": CPN 1st Urban Housing Congress (2008.7.14-15)

·CPN Urban Travel and Mobile Media China Summit (2008.11)

·CPN Climate Change China Summit (2008.11)

·CPN Landscape China Summit (proposed)

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·CPN 1st China Urban Transportation Congress (2007.8.2-4)

· 3rd CPN annual Conference & 1st China City Development and Planning International Conference (2006.6.14-6.16)

·Harvard US-China Economic Interaction Forum (2007.5.26-5.28)

·CPN 2nd Annual Conference, MIT (2005.3)

·CPN 1st Annual Conference, Harvard (2004.4)

 

 

 

CPN Urbanization White Papers

·China's Urban Travel Evaluation Framework and Ranking System (2008.7)

China Planning Network (CPN) initiates the China Urban Travel Evaluation and Ranking System, which aims to develop the largest scale public-participating social survey on China’s urban travel and publishes CPN Whitepaper: State of China’s Urban Transportation, in collaboration with China Central Television (CCTV).


·China's Urban Housing Evaluation Framework and Ranking System (2008.11)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CPN World Scholars China Lecture and Dialogue Series

·CPN assisted Science magazine for its special issue on urbanization Reimagining Cities (Vol. 319. no. 5864). Its Tokyo Bureau chief Mr. Dennis Normile visits Beijing and Shanghai for his survey on China’s urbanization process. (2007.10)

·CPN organized Top Talk series inviting the world top experts to share their views on China's urban development challenges and opportunities, including Interview with MIT Professor Ralph Gakenheimer, Mr. Short, Head of Transport, London 2012 Olympic Games, etc.

·CPN Transport Congress Advisory Committee visited Tsinghua University and dialogued with its Vice President CHEN Jining. (2007.8)

·Tsinghua University Chancellor YUAN Si hosted the CPN-Tsinghua Roundtable on Beijing’s Urban Transportation and Olympic Games . (2007.8)

·Ms. Maria Blair, Associate Vice President of Rockefeller Foundation, meets Vice Minister Mr. QIU of Ministry of Construction with CPN Commissioners GUO Ming and ZHAO Jinhua (2007.8)

·CPN World Planning Scholars' Nansha Tour and Zhongshan and Tsinghua University Speech (2006.6)

 

CPN World Schools Admission Open House and Reception

Over 20 top planning schools from all over the world participated the CPN University Admission Open House, including 12 universities from the United States, 5 from Europe and 5 from Asia and Australia. Professors from these world renowned universities introduced their planning programs and recruiting requirement in China, and had face-to-face interchange with Chinese students. This is the largest education exhibition on urban planning and related disciplines in China.

 

 

 

 

 

·Science magazine publishes its special issue on Urbanization Reimagining Cities (Vol. 319. no. 5864) with the article by Mr.    Dannis Normile, Science Tokyo News Bureau Chief, China's Living Laboratory in Urbanization, including his interview with    China Planning Network, Ministry of Construction of China, Tsinghua University and Tongji University. (Feb. 2008)
   (View the full article)

·Prof. Lawrence J. Vale, Head of Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT, is honored as the Permanent Advisor to    China Planning Network (CPN) for his continuous support to CPN. The official laureation will be held in July 2008 during    the 2008 "CPN China Week". (Feb 2008)

·China Planning Network (CPN) approaches John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) of US    Department of Transportation (DOT) for a long-term collaboration on China’s urban transportation research and    development. (Feb. 2008)

·China Planning Network (CPN) initiates the China Urban Travel Evaluation and Ranking System, which aims to develop    the largest scale public-participating social survey on China’s urban travel and publishes CPN Whitepaper: State of    China’s Urban Transportation, in collaboration with China Central Television (CCTV). (Jan. 2008)

·China Planning Network (CPN) announces the overall start of 2008 "CPN China Week", including CPN 2nd Urban    Transportation Congress, CPN 1st Urban Housing Congress, and CPN Urbanization Roundtable (Dec. 2007)

·CPN assists Science magazine for its special issue on urbanization Reimagining Cities (Vol. 319. no. 5864). Its Tokyo    Bureau chief Mr. Dennis Normile visits Beijing and Shanghai for his survey on China’s urbanization process. (Oct. 2007)

·Ms. Maria Blair, Associate Vice President of Rockefeller Foundation, meets Vice Minister Mr. QIU Baoxing of Ministry of    Construction in China with CPN Commissioners GUO Ming and ZHAO Jinhua. (Aug. 2007)

·CPN Academic Advisory Committee visits Tsinghua University and dialogues with Vice President CHEN Jining from    Tsinghua University. (Aug. 2007)

·Professor Adèle Naudé Santos, Dean of Architecture and Urban Planning, School of Architecture and Planning, MIT , gives opening remarks at CPN 1st China Urban Transportation Congress. (Aug. 2007) (Video) (Full Article)

·Vice President ZHAO Zhongxian from China Association of Science and Technology (CAST), Fellow of Chinese Academy of    Sciences, gives opening remarks at CPN 1st China Urban Transportation Congress. (Aug. 2007) (Video)

·Vice Minister QIU Baoxing from China’s Ministry of Construction gives a keynote speech at CPN 1st China Urban    Transportation Congress “Prospect of China Urban Transportation” (Aug 2007) (PPT)

·Tsinghua University Chancellor Prof. YUAN Si is invited by CPN to host the CPN-Tsinghua Roundtable on Beijing’s Urban    Transportation and Olympic Games with sixteen world transportation experts. (Aug.2007)

·Vice President FENG Zuoku from the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, gives welcome    remarks at CPN Urban Transportation Congress. (Aug. 2007) (Video)

·Chief Engineer WANG Tiehong from China’s Ministry of Construction gives opening remarks at CPN Urban    Transportation Congress (Aug. 2007) (Video)

·International Association of Public Transportation (UITP) Vice President Dr. Sung Jick Eum, gives welcome remarks at    CPN Urban Transportation Congress. (Aug. 2007) (Video) (Full Article)

·Prof. Mickey Lauria, President, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), gives welcome remarks at CPN 1st    China Urban Transportation Congress. (Aug. 2007) (Video)

·Transportation Research Board (TRB) Chair of Executive Committee, Prof. Michael D. Meyer gives keynote speech    "Challenges Facing Transportation Planning: Lessons Learned from the United States" at CPN 1st China Urban    Transportation Congress. (Aug. 2007) (Video)

·Ms. Pamela L. Boswell, Vice President of the American Public Transportation Association, gives welcome remarks at CPN    1st China Urban Transportation Congress. (Aug. 2008) (Video) (Full Article)

·President of the World Conference on Transport Research Society, Prof. Werner Rothengatter, Head of the Institute of    Economic Policy Research, University of Karlsruhe gives keynote speech Climate Change and the Challenges for    Urban Transport in the Developing World at CPN 1st China Urban Transportation Congress. (Aug. 2007) (PPT)

·Chief Planner, Beijing Urban Planning Committee, Mr. SHI Weiliang is invited by CPN to the CPN-Tsinghua Roundtable to    speak on how to coordinate Beijing’s Land use Planning and Transportation Planning. (Aug. 2007)

·Director-General Mr. WANG Qingyun, from National Development and Reform Commission, gives a closing remark at the    CPN 1st China Urban Transportation Congress, titled “The National Strategy of China’s Urban Transportation Strategy”    (Aug. 2007) (Video)

·China Planning Network Executive Commissioners ZHAO Jinhua and GUO Zhan are awarded the Outstanding    Contribution to the Intellectual Life of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning Honorable Mention. (Nov. 2006)

·Vice Premier of China State Council Mr. ZENG Peiyan sent a letter of congratulations to the CPN 3rd Annual Conference    in Beijing. (June 2006) (Full Article)

·MIT President Prof. Susan Hockfield sent a letter of congratulations to CPN: "Through the efforts of the China Planning    Network, MIT and the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, continue to lead the world to bring the advanced knowledge    on urban planning and development to bear on China's urbanization challenges". (June 2006) (Full Article)

·President of University of Tokyo, Prof. Hiroshi Komiyama, sent a letter of congratulations to the CPN 3rd Annual    Conference in Beijing. (June 2006) (Full Article)

·Vice Chairman of the 10th National People's Congress of China’s Mr. JIANG Zhenhua gives keynote speech to the CPN 3rd    Annual Conference (June 2006) (Full Article)

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
         MIT, Chancellor Office
         School of Architecture and Planning
         Department of Urban Studies and Planning
         Center for Real Estate
         Center for Transportation and Logistics
         MIT, Laboratory for Energy and the Environment (LFEE)
         MIT Media Lab
         MIT Sloan Automotive Lab
         Department of Architecture
         International Development and Regional Planning
         City Design and Development
         Urban Information System
Alliance for Global Sustainability
Harvard US-China Economic Interaction Forum
National Development and Reform Commission
Ministry of Construction, P.R.China
Ministry of Science and Techonology, P.R.China
Department of Transportation, USA

         U.S. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
         Research and Innovative Technology Administration, RITA

Xinhua News Agency, Outlook Weekly
Tsinghua University
World Bank, City Management and Urban Development
American Planning Association, APA
Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, ACSP
Tongji University
Transportation Research Board, TRB
World Conference on Transport Research Society
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Jiang Zhenghua, Vice Chairman of the 10th National People's Congress of China
Philip L. Clay, Chancellor and Prof., MIT
Qiu Baoxing, Vice Minister, Ministry of Construction
Lawrence J. Vale, Head and Prof., DUSP, MIT
Zhao Zhongxian, Vice President, CAST; Member, Chinese
Jerold Kayden, Professor and Co-Chair, Dept. of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard University
Chen Jining, Vice-President, Tsinghua University
Robert B. Cervero, Chair, Dept. of City and Regional Planning, Prof. of City and Regional Planning, Univ. of California, Berkeley
Yao Zhongmin, Deputy Governor, China Development Bank
Takashi Onishi, President, City Planning Institute of Japan; Prof. Tokyo University
Yuan Si, Commissioner, National People's Congress of China; Chancellor, Tsinghua University
Michael D. Meyer, Chair(2006), TRB Executive Committee
Yang Dongyuan, Vice-President, Tongji University
Sung Jick Eum, Vice President, UITP
Wang Tiehong, Chief Engineer, Ministry of Construction
Mickey Lauria, President, ACSP
Zhang Dawei, Vice Governor, Henan Province
Joseph Sussman, Prof., MIT; Chair(1993), TRB Executive Committee
Wang Qingyun, Director-General, Department of Transportation, National Development and Reform Commission
Adèle Naudé Santos, Dean and Prof., SOAP, MIT
He Xinghua, Director General, DIR, Ministry of Construction
John De Monchaux, Prof., Architecture and Urban Planning, former Dean, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, MIT

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