Speakers

Fulong Wu is Professor of Planning at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London. He has 25 years’ experience of Chinese urban system plans, urban strategic plans and master plans. He advises on urban and regional development for local government in China

Anton C. Nelessen is Professor of Urban Design at Rutgers University, New Jersey. He is one of the signers of the Charter for the Congress for the New Urbanism and has been the visionary, planning and urban design consultant on Smart Growth projects, Transit Oriented Developments and urban revitalization plans

Ng Mee Kam is Department Vice-Chairman and Director of Urban Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Associate Director of the Hong Kong Institute of Asian Pacific Studies; and Associate Director of the Institute of Future Cities

Wendy L. Schultz is Director of Foresight Research and Training at Infinite Futures, Principal of SAMI Consulting (UK), and a member of the Association of Professional Futurists

Zhi Liu is Director of the Peking University Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy in Beijing, China. Liu has been with the World Bank for 18 years, with operational experience in East Asia, South Asia, and Latin America

John E. Fernández is an Architect in private practice, Full Professor and Director of the Building Technology Program in the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also co-Director of the International Design Center at MIT

Li Shantong is a Senior Member of the Development Research Center of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China

Luiz Cesar de Queiroz Ribeiro is Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and the National Coordinator of the Observatory of the Metropolises, a research network engaged in comparative studies of 12 Brazilian cities

Domenico Rossetti di Valdalbero is Principal Administrator at the European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, in charge of European forward looking studies (to be confirmed)