Tomorrow’s City Today: The Future of Livable Cities in the Pacific Rim

Asia Society and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) are pleased to host leading experts from Asia and the U.S. who will discuss how urban planners and designers from across the Pacific Rim are building tomorrow’s city today. From transportation systems and green buildings to community networks and cultural spaces, speakers will explore how urbanization is shaping the future of the Pacific Rim.
The event will feature keynote remarks by Thai-Ker Liu, who spearheaded Singapore’s public housing initiative and helped to define urban development for the city. Joining him will be urban planning and analysis scholar Jennifer Wolch; and Lewis Knight of Gensler, a leading global architecture firm. The event will be moderated by Jeffrey Heller, one of the world’s foremost green architects.

To register or for more information, visit: http://asiasociety.org/northern-california/events/tomorrows-city-today-future-livable-cities-pacific-rim

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