Panel Discussion: “Repositioning Asian Cities: Designing and Planning Competitive Global Cities”

What is the role of architecture, urban planning and design in establishing more competitive global cities? How does design contribute to a city or nation’s comparative advantage, in a regional context where cities compete for limited foreign direct investment? Join five esteemed panelists, all of whom are practicing in Asia today, to learn about the role of design in establishing competitive global cities and regional hubs. Each panelist will speak of an urban mega-project they are directly involved in, ranging from Kyu Sung Woo’s new Asian Culture Complex in Korea to AECOM’s various large-scale urban interventions in East Asia. A discussion will follow, moderated by Professor Alex Krieger.
Featuring:  
Mr. Aric Chen
Creative Director, Beijing Design Festival 
Mr. Jung-seok Choi
Research Fellow, GS Institute of Construction and Economy 
Mr. Cheng Hsing Yao
Deputy Executive Director, Singapore Center for Liveable Cities 
Mr. Brian Jan
Principal, AECOM Hong Kong 
Mr. Kyu Sung Woo
Principal, Kyu Sung Woo Architects 
Sponsored by HUPO
Held in conjunction with the Asia Business Conference taking place at Harvard Business School on Saturday, April 14.

Anyone requiring accessibility accommodations should contact the events office at (617) 496-2414 or events@gsd.harvard.edu.