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The International Symposium on Sustainable Development of Eco-Smart City 2014


Shanghai China

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This symposium will be a high-level and significant academic exchange event held in China regarding the sustainable development of eco-smart city.

The representatives of various universities, enterprises, institutions and government agencies engaging in the research and application of smart city, sustainable development and environmental information are cordially invited to this symposium.

The introduction to this symposium and letter of confirmation are enclosed herewith for your convenience. The detailed agenda and discussion topics of the symposium will be finalized soon. The working languages of the conference are Chinese and English. The opening ceremony and important keynote speeches of the conference will be translated simultaneously.

Introduction to The Symposium


  • School of Economics and Management, Tongji University
  • China Intelligent Urbanization Co-creation Center for High Density Region (CIUC)
  • Center for Sustainable Development & Global Competitiveness, Stanford University
  • ESCP Europe Business School
  • Digital City Engineering Research Center of Chinese Society for Urban Studies
  • Xinhua News Agency· Modern Smart City Magazine


  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)
  • Shanghai Urban Planning and Design Research Institute
  • Sino-U.S. Joint Laboratory for Ecological Urban Design
  • The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
  • Shanghai Strategic Alliance for Technological Innovation of Building Information
  • The Building Society of Shanghai

Discussion Topics

This symposium is themed on the “Sustainable Development of Eco-smart City”, and will cover four main topics such as:

  • Sub-topics: Development of Urbanization in China, Practice of Urbanization in the World, Future Trend of Urbanization
  • Sub-topics: Sustainable Urban Planning, Building Energy Efficiency, VDC/BIM
  • Sub-topics: Integrated Infrastructure, Urban Waster, Treatment & Control of Water Pollution, BOT for Urban Waste
  • Sub-topics: Aging Issues, Fairness & Justification


The guest speakers to this symposium include well-known scholars from world-class universities, such as Prof. James Leckie, Director of the Center for Sustainable Development & Global Competitiveness at Stanford University, Prof. Dr. Peter Sachsenmeier, Member of German National Academy of Engineering, Prof. Wu Zhiqiang, Vice President & Dean of the School of Design and Innovation, Tongji University; government officials such as Mr. Tom Murphy, Former Mayor of Pittsburgh, US; and industry representative like Dr. Ben Schwegler, Senior Vice President & Chief Scientist, Walt Disney Imagineering R&D.

Introduction to Organizers

1.) School of Economics and Management, Tongji University

Tongji University began programs in Economics and Management in 1956, and was one of the earliest universities in China to launch such majors. After over fifty years of development, SEM has gradually established a mission of Innovation, Cultivation, and Service with a goal of Internationalization and a strong research orientation. SEM has had many achievements in its international growth and disciplinary development. At present, SEM is an official member of AACSB, EFMD, AMBA and PRME. It has been awarded both AMBA Accreditation and EQUIS Accreditation.

2.) China Intelligent Urbanization Co-creation Center for High Density Region

China Intelligent Urbanization Co-creation Center is devoted to tackling the key problems in intelligent rural-urban development of high density regions (typically the Yangtze River Delta Region), fostering the future talents in intelligent urbanization, and building an international first-class research think tank for sustainable urbanization.

3.) Center for Sustainable Development and Global Competitiveness (CSDGC) at Stanford University

The Center for Sustainable Development and Global Competitiveness (CSDGC) at Stanford University engages in research and educational programs that integrate business development strategies with leadership practices that will ensure enterprise growth and success within a healthy and sustainable natural environment.

4.) ESCP Europe

Established in 1819, ESCP Europe is the world’s oldest business school and has educated generations of leaders and entrepreneurs.

With its five urban campuses in Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid, and Torino, ESCP Europe’s true European Identity enables the provision of a unique style of cross-cultural business education and a Global Perspective on international management issues.

ESCP Europe’s network of around 100 partner universities extends the School’s reach from European to worldwide. Triple-crown accredited (EQUIS, AMBA, AACSB), ESCP Europe welcomes 4,000 students and 5,000 executives from 90 different nations every year, offering them a wide range of general management and specialised programmes (Master, MBA, PhD and Executive Education). The School’s alumni network counts 40,000 members in 150 countries and from 200 nationalities.

5.) Digital City Engineering Research Center of Chinese Society for Urban Studies

The Digital City Engineering Research Center of Chinese Society for Urban Studies is a major business support unit for the smart city pilot program of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development. It is primarily responsible for the work related to smart city development such as business research, standard formulation, financing innovation support as well as industrialization promotion etc.

6.) Xinhua News Agency· Modern Smart City Magazine

Jointly published by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development· Digital City Engineering Research Center and Xinhua News Agency· Modern Express, Modern Smart City is a specialized magazine serving the development of smart cities in China. It aims to play an active role in promoting and supervising the full implementation of various requirements of the State Council regarding development of smart city, and drive the healthy and orderly development of smart cities as a research think tank.

Contact Information

Contact person: Mr. Luo Shiyun, Tongji SEM

Add.: Room 711, Tongji Building Block A, 1500 Siping Road, Shanghai 200092, China

Tel: +86-21-65982427

Fax: +86-21-65982305


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