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ADB-Tongji Urban Knowledge Sharing Seminar Shanghai:

New Towns and New Districts in China – Challenges and Opportunities

12-13 November 2013


Fourth Seminar. Following three successful Urban Knowledge Sharing Seminars in 2010, 2011 and 2012, the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-Tongji University Regional Knowledge Hub for Sustainable Urban Development is organizing a fourth seminar in 2013 to disseminate best practices in sustainable urban development in the People’s Republic of China. The topic of this year’s seminar will be New Towns and New Districts in China – Challenges and Opportunities. Best practices case studies of recently planned and implemented New Towns and New Districts in the People’s Republic of China will be presented and lessons learned will be discussed followed by field visits to some of the examples in and near Shanghai. This year’s seminar is organized in cooperation with ADB’s Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative.

Day one. The morning session on day one will include ADB, Tongji and Shanghai Municipal Government welcoming addresses and presentations by international resource persons who will introduce the topic and share state of the art approaches to planning, implementation and administration of New Town and New District developments. Later in the morning the exhibition on New Towns will be opened. The last morning session and the first three afternoon sessions of day one will include portraits and case study presentations emphasizing lessons learned from the process and from the life in and operations of the New Towns and New Districts. These presentations will be followed by a panel and plenary discussion. The afternoon will conclude with a panel and plenary discussion. Following the tradition, on day one in the evening, the Urban Knowledge Hub Good Practices Award will be presented to representatives of the respective award winning projects.

Day two. Participants will be taken on a site visit to those good practices cases of New Towns and New Districts presented on day one which are within reach of Shanghai via bus: Shanghai Jiading New District and Wuxi Taihu New Town. Participants will be able to ask and discuss with planners and administrators involved in the preparation and administration of the New Town and New District projects.

Day 1 12 November 2013: Seminar at Tongji University Shanghai

3rd Floor, Bldg. Wenyuan (Bldg. A), College of Architecture and Urban Planning

 

 

Day 1 Morning Sessions

 

08:30 Registration and Networking

1. Opening Remarks

Moderator: Prof. Zilai TANG, Head Department of Urban Planning, College of

Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University

09:00 Prof. Jiang WU, Vice President, Tongji University

Mr. Ayumi Konishi, Director General, East Asia Department, Asian Development Bank

Dr. Hanyong LIU, Director, International Division, Shanghai Finance Bureau

2. Keynote Speeches Session 1

Moderator: Prof. Zilai TANG, Head of Planning Department, CAUP, Tongji University

09:15 The Evolution of New Towns in China: From Industrial Satellite Towns to Eco-Cities

Prof. Fulong WU, Bartlett Professor of Planning, University College London

09:45 Lessons learned from New Towns in Shanghai

Mr. Yisong XU, Deputy Director, Shanghai Urban Planning and Land Resources Bureau

10:15 Questions and Answers

10:30 Tea and Coffee Break

3. Keynote Speeches Session 2

Moderator: Maria Pia Ancora, Urban Development Specialist, EARD, ADB

10:45 New Towns Development in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata

Prof. Kavas Kapadia, Former Dean, School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi, India

11:15 Eco-cities in Europe: Compact, Mixed-use, Green, Livable New Districts

Stefan Rau, Urban Development Specialist, EARD, ADB

11:45 Questions and Answers

4. Introduction to the New Towns and New Districts Exhibition

Moderator: Jorn Brommelhorster, Coordinator RKSI, EARD, ADB

12:00 Opening of the Exhibition: Cases of New Towns & New Districts in the PRC

Mr. Ayumi Konishi, Director General, East Asia Department, ADB

12:05 Portrait 1: Ningbo Eastern New District

Prof. Weiqiang WANG, CAUP, Tongji University

12:10 Portrait 2: Zhengzhou Zhengdong New District

Mr. Tao TAO, Chief Planner, Werkhart World Wide 5-Star Alliance

12:15 Portrait 3: Dalian Development Area Jinzhou District

Prof. Gang LIU, CAUP, Tongji University

12:25 Group Photo, Ground Floor, Building C

12:30 Lunch Break, Sanhaowu Restaurant 2nd Floor

 

Day 1 Afternoon Sessions

 

5. Case Study 1

Moderator: Prof. Lan WANG, CAUP, Tongji University

13:30 Shanghai Jiading New District: A Learning System of Adapted Urban Pattern

Mr. Yunzhou ZHAN, Chief Planner, Shanghai Urban Planning and Design Institute

Mr. Xiaotao HE, Director of Chief Engineer Office,

Shanghai Jiading New District Development Co. Ltd.

14:10 Questions and Answers

6. Case Study 2

Moderator: Stefan Rau, Urban Development Specialist, EARD, ADB

14:30 Wuxi Taihu Lake New Town: A Low Carbon Eco City

Ms. Xiaoli WU, Deputy Chief Planner, Shenzhen Urban Planning and Design Institute

Ms. Xiaoxing FENG, Deputy Director, New Town Division of Wuxi Planning Bureau

15:10 Questions and Answers

15:30 Tea and Coffee Break

7. Case Study 3

Moderator: Prof. Weiqiang WANG, CAUP, Tongji University

15:50 Beichuan: A New Town Rising from Post-Disaster Rubble

Mr. Degao ZHENG, Director, Shanghai Branch, Chinese Academy of Urban Planning & Design

Mr. Wang HE, Vice Secretary-General, Mianyang City, Sichuan Province; Former Vice Mayor, Beichuan County

16:30 Questions and Answers

8. Panel and Plenary Discussion

Moderator: Diwesh Sharan, Director, Urban and Social Sector Division, EARD, ADB

16:50 Panel Discussion: Lessons learned from the Case Studies

Mr. Ayumi Konishi, Director General, EARD, ADB

Mr. Jinlin YANG, Senior Advisor, EARD, ADB

Prof. Zilai TANG, Head of Planning Department, CAUP, Tongji

Prof. Ming TONG, CAUP, Tongji University

Prof. Fulong WU, Bartlett Professor of Planning, University College London

Prof. Vinita Yadav, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India

Mr. Rumi Aijaz, Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, India

17:50 Conclusion: Lessons Learned for ADB Project Cities

Mr. Diwesh Sharan, Director, Urban and Social Sector Division, EARD, ADB

9. Urban Knowledge Hub Awards Ceremony

Moderator: Prof. Wang Lan, CAUP, Tongji University

18:00 Best Practices Awards 2013

10. Seminar Closing Remarks

18:15 Mr. Hamid Sharif, Country Director, PRCM, EARD, ADB

Prof. Zilai TANG, Head of Planning Department, CAUP, Tongji University

18:30 Dinner Reception, Tanggong Restaurant, 2nd Floor of Magnotel Hotel

 

 

Day 2 13 November: Study Tour Shanghai and Wuxi

Study Tour to New Towns & New Districts from Case Studies

 

Site Visit of Shanghai Jiading New District

08:00 Departure from Magnolia Hotel

09:30 Tour and Walk Shanghai Jiading New District and discuss with planners and local officials

11:30 Questions & Answers session with planners and local officials

12:00 Lunch in Jiading

Site Visit of Wuxi Taihu New Town

13:00 Departure from Shanghai Jiading New District

15:00 Tour and Walk Wuxi Taihu Lake New Town and discuss with planners and local officials

17:00 Questions & Answers session with planners and local officials

17:30 Dinner in Wuxi

18:30 Return to Shanghai

20:30 Arrival at Magnolia Hotel, Shanghai