Session 4A: Future Cities: What are the Biggest Threats and Opportunities?

October 17, 2016
3:45 PM – 5:15 PM

Cities are growing at a pace unthinkable just a few decades ago, and yet the risk to our urban centers – be it economic, social or physical through increasing “natural” disasters – is keeping pace. This multi-disciplinary panel looked through a wide lens at both the myriad opportunities and threats to cities of the future, as we move to a 70% urbanized planet of 9.7 billion by the year 2050.

Steve Watts

Steve Watts

CTBUH Leader

Partner
alinea Consulting
London
Jianping Gu

Jianping Gu

General Manager
Shanghai Tower C&D
Shanghai
Rui Gu

Rui Gu

Chief Member of Group Research and Design Committee
CAPOL
Shenzhen
Ray Shick

Ray Shick

Regional Managing Principal, Asia Pacific
Gensler
Shanghai
Chris Yoshii

Chris Yoshii

Vice President and Global Director of Economics
AECOM
Hong Kong

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