“Low Carbon City, Low Carbon China”

China Planning Network Urbanization Summit 2010

Nanjing and Suzhou, June 21-24

At their historic meeting in Beijing last November, Presidents Obama and Hu said that “…climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time…a vigorous response is necessary …and international cooperation is indispensable in responding to this challenge.” They pledged to continue the dialogue between the US and China and to work together as partners to tackle this enormous issue.

China Planning Network (CPN) is pleased to announce the 7th annual CPN Urbanization Summit to examine China's low carbon development challenge in the context of her fast urbanization. We would like to invite you to be a part of this dialogue and the solutions envisioned by these two leaders by joining us at the "Low Carbon City, Low Carbon China" CPN Summit in Nanjing and Suzhou on June 21-24, including

  • Opening Ceremony and Plenary Conference (details)
  • Low Carbon City Conference (details)
  • Urban Housing Conference (details)
  • CPN-ACSP Planning Education Seminar (details)
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystem Seminar
  • Roundtables with local scholars, officials, and industrial leaders
  • Field trips in Nanjing, Changzhou and Suzhou
  • ...plus a number of socials and receptions

This conference is sponsored by the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) and the MIT School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P), which helps brings together from China and the West two groups of world scholars and professionals: one on energy and low carbon technology and policy; the other on cities and urban development. 42 speakers have confirmed speaking in the conference (details). Thanks to the support from MIT and Chinese partners, we are able to open the CPN 2010 for free to all CPN members and MIT community! Please register here.

CPN is also collaborating with MIT Technology Review to organize the first Emerging Technology China Conference (EmTech China) in Guangzhou in June 25-26.

Major Chinese media will broadcast the conference to a vast Chinese audience and there are 1.7million web pages related to the 2009 CPN conferences. Previous conferences are summarized at http://ChinaPlanningNetwork.org

Thank you very much for your support to China Planning Network. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions and suggestions. The whole CPN organizing team welcome you to this year's CPN conference and look forward to meeting you in China.