Keynote speakers


Laura Burkhalter
Architect
Los Angeles

Manuel Castells
Professor, Open University of Catalonia (UOC)
Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley


Job Cohen
Mayor of Amsterdam

Herbert Girardet
Co-founder and Director of Research, World Future Council


Maurits de Hoog
Senior Consultant, Planning Department, Municipality of Amsterdam
Professor, Delft University of Technology


Huang Yan
Director, Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Planning

Hidetoshi Ohno
Professor, University of Tokyo

Henk Ovink
Director of National Spatial Planning
Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment (VROM)


Saskia Sassen
Professor, Columbia University, New York

Wu Liangyong (invited)
Professor, Institute of Architectural and Urban Studies, Tsinghua University, Beijing



Forum speakers

  • Adri Duivesteijn
    Alderman, Municipality of Almere

  • Lee Hong-Yuan
    Former Deputy Governor of Taipei County
    Professor, Taiwan University, Taipei

  • Maurizio Marcelloni
    Professor, Università degli Studi di Roma ‘La Sapienca’

  • Henk Ovink
    Director of National Planning Department,
    Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment (VROM)

  • Alfred O. Vanderpuije
    Mayor of Municipality of Accra

  • Wu Jiang
    Professor and Vice President, Tongji University, Shanghai
    Former Vice Director of Urban Planning Administration Bureau of Shanghai
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