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SUSTAINABLE URBAN ENVIRONMENTS – INNOVATIVE ECONOMICS FOR PLANNING, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF GREEN URBAN ENVIRONMENTS
June 16 – 20, 2014
Shanghai and Ningbo, China
With nearly 24 million people, Shanghai is one of the largest cities in the world. As a hub of rapid technological and economic development, it has become a center of international trade, political power and financial expertise. It is crucial to ensure that the ongoing economic and infrastructural growth in Shanghai continues in a sustainable environment.
From June 16-20, 2014, the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Office of Sustainability led a Business Delegation and Workshop in the Chinese cities of Shanghai and Ningbo. The Delegation showcased unique business assets and built mutually beneficial relationships for attendees. The Workshop program integrated the principles of the Chinese government 12th Five-Year Plan, and the newly released March 2014 National Plan which focuses heavily on environmental protection and sustainable energy consumption. By incorporating the government’s 12th Plan, this Workshop provided a platform for businesses to highlight innovative solutions in their products, parts, technology and services. At the Workshop there were a forum to share best practices and provide access to modern and authoritative knowledge from the industrial and academic sectors in the planning, designing, and creating of sustainable urban environments.
Business, government, academic and industry leaders from China and the U.S. were invited to participate in the week-long event, which included business-to-business meetings and matching-making events, keynote presentations and business site visits in both cities. The Workshop created an environment in which businesses, government officials, scientists, engineers and decision-makers can come together to exchange and share their experiences, present research results, explore collaborations and inspire new ideas. The Workshop highlighted new technology and established platforms for collaborative research projects in a variety of fields within the sustainability sector including manufacturing, transportation, energy, water, urban planning, architecture, engineering, materials and natural resources.
Business and industry-related site tours were an important element of the program. Throughout the week, participants had the opportunity to visit two Chinese cities, Shanghai and Ningbo, to see industrial innovation in action and tour historical sites.
Planned itinerary: For a more detailed schedule, click here.
June 15 – Arrival
June 16-18 – Minhang District, Shanghai
June 19-20 – Ningbo (sister city to Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
June 21 – Departure
If you are interested in participating in the workshop or have other questions, please contact Angela Pakes Ahlman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
如果您对本次活动感兴趣，或有相关问题，请联系安吉拉·派克斯 (Angela Pakes Ahlman) 女士。