Building tomorrow sustainable cities

November 25, 2012, 11:00 am – 6:30 pm, 798 Art District, Beijing, “Alternative cities: 3 roundtables: cities and architectural creation/ cities and society/ cities and innovation

Alternative cities

1st Roundtable: Cities and architectural creation – Architecture as an urban action (11:00 am -12:00am)
-Jacques Ferrier, director of Agence Jacques Ferrier Architectures
-Qi Xin, director of Qixin Architecture and Engineering,
-Dong Gong, associate-director of Vector Architects,
-François Leclercq, director of François Leclercq Architectes Urbanistes.
Crossing perspectives:
-Peng Lixiao, editor of the “Urban Environment Design” review, visiting professor at the School of Architecture, Tianjin University,
-Madeleine Houbart, manager of AFEX (French Architects Overseas).

2nd Roundtable: Cities and society – Communities and identities, our territories’ driving forces (2:00 am -3:30pm)
-Zhou Jian, vice-director of the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, director of Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning & Design Institute
-Françoise Ged, manager of Observatoire de l’architecture de la Chine contemporaine (Observatory of contemporary Chinese architecture),
-Yang Chen, Ph.D. candidate, EHESS.
Crossing perspectives:
-Jérémy Cheval, visiting professor at Tongji University, Ph.D. candidate,
-Zhang Chunyan, vice-director of the Department of Landscape Architecture, School of architecture, Tianjin University.

3rd Roundtable: Cities and innovation – New tools, new practices for an alternative city (3:45pm-5:15pm)
-Wen Jiangtao, professor at the Department of Computer Science, informatics, Tsinghua University,
-Li Dexiang, manager of the Eco-Design workshop School of Architecture, Tsinghua University,
-Zeng Yawei, Chief Representative, China Scientific and Technical Centre for Buildings
-Stéphane Cagnot, director of Agence Dédale.
Crossing perspectives:
-Yang Xudong, professor at the Department of Building Science, School of Architecture Tsinghua University,
-Denis Quénelle, first secretary of the French Embassy in China, technical advisor for environmental cooperation and sustainable development.
Refreshments (5:15 pm)

Lecture by Liu Jiakun “About my job” (6:30pm)

Sebastien Goulard

Ph.D. in political science (EHESS, Paris); M.A. in social sciences (EHESS, Paris); M.A. in international relations (IRIS, Paris), B.A. (Hons) in international political studies (ESE - Nottingham Trent University)

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