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Planning and Geography

International Forum on Low Carbon and Eco-City Planning and Development

Speaker list and programme enclosed
Thursday 20th March 2014 - 1:10pm
Glamorgan Building, Cardiff

Supported by Cardiff University Confucius Institute, the School of Planning and Geography will organise an international forum on low carbon and eco-city planning and development on March 20th and 21st 2014. The objectives of the forum are to share research and practices of low carbon and eco-cities planning and development from different countries, and to establish network for future cooperation.

11 speakers from the Netherlands, Denmark, Austria, Norway, China and UK have been invited to give presentations on the forum.  The topics for presentation consist of eco-city governance; sustainable development in Europe; energy efficiency; low carbon lifestyle; master plan for sustainability; regulating low carbon environment; land use and the new eco-public interests, regional transport and learning from tradition for modern development.

Cardiff, 20 - 21 March 2014

March 20th (Thursday)

1310-1350       Buffet Lunch (Room 1.68)

Opening Ceremony - Chair: Dr Li YU (Council Chamber)

1400-1410       Introduction by Prof Kenneth Hamilton, Dean for International, College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

1410-1420       Welcome by Prof Paul Milbourne, Head of School of Planning and Geography

1420-1425       Comments by Prof DAN Li, Co-Director of Cardiff Confucius Institute

1425-1430       Launch of China-UK Research Centre for Eco-Cities and Sustainable Development

Session One - Chair: Prof Greg Lloyd (Council Chamber)

1430-1450       “Eco-City Frameworks as Governance Process: An International Comparison” by Prof Simon Joss

1450-1510       “Urban Sustainable Development in Europe: Features, challenges and potentials of urban Sustainable Development from a multi-level governance perspective” by Mr Gerald Berger

1510-1530       “Eco-cities and low carbon lifestyles” by Dr Andrew Flynn

1530-1600       Discussion

1600-16.20      Tea / Coffee Break (Room 1.68)

Session Two Chair: Dr Oleg Golubchikov (Council Chamber)

1620-1640       “Integrating Sustainability in Masterplans” by Mr Jaya Skandamoorthy

1640-1700       “An Approach to Energy Efficiency” by Mrs Kamilla Kristensen Rai

1700-1720       “Large Scale Engineering Computing Supported Fine Granularity Full Scale Building/District/Urban Planning / Design / Simulation / Optimization and Decision Making” by Dr Haijiang Li

1720-1750       Discussion

1745                End

March 21st (Friday)

Session Three - Chair: Prof Simon Joss (Committee Room 1)

0900-0920      “Stewardship, land use planning and the new eco- public interest” by Prof Greg Lloyd

0920-0940      “Regional spatial and transportation planning in Hordaland, Norway - Challenges and visions for sustainable growth” by Mr Snorre Waage

0940-1000       “Learning from Tradition for Modern Development” by Prof Shaosen WANG

1000-1030       Discussion

1030-1050       Tea / Coffee Break (outside the Council Chamber)

Session Four - Chair Dr Andrew Flynn (Committee Room 1)

1050-1120      “Regulating for low carbon environments: examples from the UK” by Ms Janet Askew

1120-1140      “Planning for the Shenzhen Sino-Dutch Low Carbon City: experiences of an academic turned social entrepreneur” by Prof Martin de Jong

1140-1200       “Chinese Low Carbon Eco-cities Development” by Dr Li YU

1200-1230       Discussion

1230                End of seminar

1230-13.30      Sandwich Lunch (outside the Council Chamber)

Speakers:

Prof Martin de Jong - Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands

Presentation: Planning for the Shenzhen Sino-Dutch Low Carbon City: experiences of an academic turned social entrepreneur

Mrs Kamilla Kristensen Rai - Danish Energy Agency, the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Buildings, Denmark

Presentation: An Approach to Energy Efficiency

Mr Snorre Waage - Planning Department, Hordaland County Council Norway

Presentation: Regional spatial and transportation planning in Hordaland, Norway - Challenges and visions for sustainable growth

Mr Gerald Berger - Senior Fellow & Project Manager, Institute for Managing Sustainability Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

Presentation: Urban Sustainable Development in Europe: Features, challenges and potentials of urban SD from a multi-level governance perspective

Prof Greg Lloyd - Head of School of Built Environment, University of Ulster

Presentation: Stewardship, land use planning and the new eco- public interest

Prof Simon Joss - Director, Graduate School, University of Westminster

Presentation: Eco-City Frameworks as Governance Process: An International  Comparison

Mr Jaya Skandamoorthy - Director of BRE China, Director, Enterprise & Innovation, BRE Presentation:  Integrating Sustainability in Masterplans

Ms Janet Askew - Vice-president, Royal Town Planning Institute, UK and Director of Academic Engagement and Enhancement, University of the West of England

Presentation: Regulating for low carbon environments: examples from the UK

Prof Shaosen WANG – Head, School of Architecture and Civic Engineering, Xiamen University

Presentation:  Learning from Tradition for Modern Development

Dr Andrew Flynn - School of Planning and Geography, Cardiff University

Presentation: Eco-cities and Low Carbon Lifestyles

Dr Haijiang LI - School of Engineering,  Cardiff University

Presentation: Large Scale Engineering Computing Supported Fine Granularity Full Scale Building/District/Urban Planning / Design / Simulation / Optimization and Decision Making

Dr Li YU - School of Planning and Geography, Cardiff University  

Presentation: Chinese Low Carbon Eco-Cities Development