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Congratulations to the success of CPN China Week 2008
 

CPN China Week 2008

July 14-19, 2008

Beijing/Chengdu

The CPN China Week 2008 has successfully concluded in Beijing on July 19, 2008. Thank you again 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 Conclustion (detail)
  • CPN Urban Travel Ranking System and CPN Whitepaper: State of Urban Transport in China (announcement)

CPN China Week 2008 Conferences:
The CPN China Week 2008 is the 5th year continuation of CPN¡¯s effort to fuse western knowledge on urban development with China¡¯s unprecedented experience. CPN China Week 2008 will be held in Beijing on July 14-19, including:

  • 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)

Conference Summary

We are working on the summary of the CPN 2008 conferences and seminars. All presentations, papers, videos, interviews will be published at this website, free access to all. 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.

Logistics:

Conference website and registration
The official conference website is http://ChinaPlanningNetwork.org
Please register for the 2008 CPN China Week at: http://chinaplanningnetwork.org/english/Registration.htm

Conference venue and hotel
The conference will be held in Tsinghua Science Park, Beijing, China. The guest hotel is Wenjin Hotel, which is 10 minutes walk away from Tsinghua Science Park.
Wenjin Hotel
Tsinghua Science Park, Haidian District, Beijing, China
Tel: +86-10-62525566
http://www.wenjin.com.cn

Conference languages
English and Chinese are both official languages in the conference. We will provide simultaneous translation for all the presentations.

Please visit here for more details on the CPN China Week logistics.

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. We look forward to meeting you in Beijing!

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 Ad¨¨le Naud¨¦ 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)

and...

 

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
Ad¨¨le Naud¨¦ 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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