Robert Whitlock

Robert Whitlock

Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
“Hysan Place as Development Exemplar”
Yixin Chen

Yixin Chen

Vice Chief Urban Planner, Shenzhen Urban Planning Bureau
“Shenzhen Futian Center (CBD) Planning & Construction Experience and Evaluation”
Yan Meng

Yan Meng

Principal & Co-Founder, Urbanus
“Urban Identity Amid Rapid Urbanization”
Note: The Shenzhen off-site programs were available to delegates who remained in Shenzhen on Wednesday 19 October. Those delegates who continued on to the Guangzhou segment of the Conference were not able to attend the Shenzhen off-site programs, as the Guangzhou program took place on the same day.

Incorporated into the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in 1980 and achieving district status in 1990, Futian emerged as a planned development project that houses the city’s hyper-dense central business district. Given the high level of planning occurring from its inception, the district features a linear arrangement of skyscrapers that has taken shape around an array of centralized open spaces, with the tallest projects directly abutting the north–south Yitian and Jintian Roads. The result is a well-framed skyline that conveys the prominence of its commercial and governmental functions. Futian also accommodates the convergence of four major transit lines, making it one of the most accessible areas in the region. This program reflected upon the urban regeneration strategies that catalyzed the district’s rapid growth, keying in on the takeaways that can be applied to other burgeoning urban centers around the world. Presentations were given by senior staff at the Futian Urban Planning Bureau and attendees visited the extensive Shenzhen city model.

Venue: Shenzhen Urban Planning Building
Capacity: 150 Delegates

Wednesday 19 October, Schedule, Shenzhen

8:30 am Arrival & Coffee
8:55 am Welcome from Futian Bureau, Urban Planning, Land & Resources Commission of Shenzhen Municipality (Municipality Oceanic Administration of Shenzhen)
9:00 am Presentation 1
9:20 am Presentation 2
9:40 am Presentation 3
10:00 am Q&A
10:15 am Coffee Break
10:45 am Tour of Shenzhen Urban Planning Building
12:00 pm Delegates depart for lunch (on own) and afternoon programs

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