In recent years, Beijing has undergone momentous and rapid transformation instigated by the 2008 Olympics. Its breakneck progress has not come without challenges, the most marked of which is providing quality of life while advancing sustainable growth. Join Diana Mendes, AECOM’s senior vice president responsible for the company’s Global Cities Institute partnership with the City of Beijing, to learn key findings about how Beijing can reposition itself as a true “global city.”
Aaron was the editor of Streetsblog San Francisco from January 2012 until October 2015. He joined Streetsblog in 2010 after studying rhetoric and political communication at SF State University and spending a semester in Denmark.