China Sustainable Urban Design Workshop underway

UW–Madison faculty, staff, and students are in China this week leading a workshop and business delegation focused on designing sustainable urban environments.

From June 16-20, the UW–Madison Office of Sustainability is leading a business delegation and workshop in Shanghai and Ningbo. The Delegation will showcase unique business assets and build mutually beneficial relationships for attendees.  The workshop program will integrate the principles of the Chinese government 12th Five-Year Plan and the March 2014 National Plan, which focus heavily on environmental protection and sustainable energy consumption.

The workshop provides a platform for businesses to highlight innovative solutions in their products, parts, technology and services, including a forum to share best practices and knowledge from industrial and academic sectors in the planning, designing, and creating of sustainable urban environments.

Office of Sustainability co-director and geological and civil and environmental engineering professor Craig Benson, Office of Sustainability external relations coordinator Angela Pakes Ahlman, and UW–Madison civil and environmental engineering professor Steve Loheide will all speak at the workshop. Other speakers come from numerous companies in the U.S. and China. The workshop was organized with assistance from the UW–Madison Innovation Office in Shanghai.