April 5, 2011

Sustainable Urbanization for the Next Generation

BOSTON — The youth and young adults make up more than half the world's population.

Come hear what the future stakeholders of cities have to say at the day-long International Forum on Sustainable Urbanization for the Next Generation. Held in conjunction with the American Planning Association's National Planning Conference in Boston (April 9–12), the forum brings together urban experts from the United States and China to discuss the future of cities. Attendance is free and open to nonconference registrants.

Visit www.planning.org/china/nextgenerationforum.htm for full information.

Saturday, April 9, 2011
8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Sheraton Boston Hotel, Commonwealth Ballroom
39 Dalton St., Boston

Day-long international forum featuring keynote speakers and roundtable discussions.

Felipe Correa, Harvard University
Nick Grossman, OpenPlans.org
Benjamin dela Peña, Rockefeller Foundation
Shuai Ren, New York University Wagner
Jun Zhao, University of Florida
Xun Zhang, DDG Planners and Architect Inc.

8–8:30 a.m. — Registration
8:30–9 a.m. — Opening remarks
9–9:30 a.m. — Benjamin dela Peña: The Future of Crowd-Sourced Cities: A Planet of Civic Laboratories
9:30–10 a.m. — Shuai Ren: Participation on Urban Issues as a Life Style
10:15–10:45 a.m. — Nick Grossman: Open Infrastructure for Tomorrow's Cities
10:45–11:45 a.m. —Roundtable Discussion: Prospect of Future Cities
11:45–12:45 — Lunch break
12:45–1 p.m. — Review of morning session
1–1:30 p.m. — Xun Zhang: Cities' Value for the Young Generation
1:30–2 p.m. — Felipe Correa: Contemporary Approaches to City and Open Territory Design
2:15–2:45 p.m. — Jun Zhao: City Functions and Urban Development in China
2:45–3:45 p.m. — Roundtable Discussion: Young Generation's Involvement
4–5 p.m. — Moderators'report


Roberta Rewers, APA Public Affairs; 312-786-6395; rrewers@planning.org