Today, Asian cities are experiencing extraordinary population growth and working to improve air quality, access to clean water, adequacy of agricultural land, and overall economic strength in order to build livable and sustainable environments. There is much we can learn from their success and failures. John Kriken is an urban design architect with SOM and has been engaged in Asia’s development since the mid-1980s. He will share examples and ideas drawn from Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Dalian, Jiaxing, Foshan, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Saigon.
This forum is co-sponsored by and hosted at the World Affairs Council of Northern California. Co-presented with the Northern Section of the APA California Chapter. AICP CM credits pending.
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.