CHICAGO, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Paulson Institute, ClimateWorks, China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE), China City Development Academy, and the China Association of Mayors today announced they will host "Cities of the Future: Urban Sustainability in Modern China," on December 5, 2011 in Beijing.
The conference will establish an annual practical seminar on urban sustainability to support China's efforts for social harmonization. The event will bring together leading thinkers and practitioners who develop all aspects of "Cities of the Future," including innovators, policy makers, practitioners, private equity companies, architects, urban planners and scientists.
"I am pleased to bring together a group of experts at the first 'Cities of the Future' event and look forward to a robust discussion that will advance urban sustainability," said former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Henry M. Paulson, Jr., chairman of the Paulson Institute.
Paulson formed the Paulson Institute, an independent center located at the University of Chicago, this past summer. It is dedicated to fostering international engagement to address issues of global scope, with particular emphasis on sharing best practices between the United States and China.
The Paulson Institute and CCIEE are each inviting panelists to participate in the conference. Those confirmed to participate on behalf of the Paulson Institute include:
- Henry M. Paulson Jr., Chairman, Paulson Institute
- Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles
- David Cote, CEO, Honeywell
- Hal Harvey, CEO, ClimateWorks
- Carolina Barco, Inter-American Development Bank
- Peter Calthrope, Leading Architect, Urban Planner
- Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner, New York City Department of Transportation
- Fred Hu (Zuliu), Private Equity
The event will take place at the China World Hotel in Beijing.
Portions of the event will be open to media.
For more information on CCIEE, go to http://english.cciee.org.cn/.
For more information on ClimateWorks, go to http://www.climateworks.org/.
SOURCE Paulson Institute