China-UK ideal town and garden city summit


China’s national policies now promote the development of small towns in response to huge issues of congestion, pollution and lack of facilities in large Chinese cities. This summit brings together 33 Chinese representatives to exchange ideas with UK urban specialists about sustainable, liveable and thriving towns. The event will give architects, masterplanners, urbanists, environmentalists and engineers a chance to share ideas of what makes an ideal town. Attendees will also learn about the current issues in China, regarding town and city life.

The summit will debate new Garden City ideas and will look at the best practice for eco-towns, market towns, community engagement, creative quarter and elderly living as well as town centre design and management. The summit will also introduce examples of new Chinese towns and compare them to similar projects in Europe and the UK.

Morning session speakers:

- Katy Lock, garden cities and new towns officer and advocate for TCPA  

- Mi Liu, deputy director of the research & development department, Greentown Real Estate Group

- David Ames, director of Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation

- Nicholas Falk, director of URBED

- John Thompson, honorary chair of The Academy of Urbanism and founder chairman of John Thompson & Partners

- Robert Adam, director of ADAM Architecture

Afternoon session speakers:

- Gary Young, partner at Farrells 

- Roger Evans, director of Studio REAL

- Roger Hawkins, founding partner, Hawkins Brown Architects 

- Anchuo Jiang, managing director at Zhoushan Greentown Real Estate Development

- Min He, chief architect and general manager at Greentown 9m Architectural Design

- Patrick Devlin, partner at Pollard Thomas Edwards

- Gillian Horn, partner at Penoyre & Prasad 

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The event is supported by Shanghai City of Design Promotion Centre London Base, The Academy of Urbanism, The Building Centre and China Greentown Group.