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Prof. Ben Schwegler 
Director of Disney China Research
"Integrated Infrastructure: A New Way to Design Low Carbon Cities"

Benedict R. Schwegler, Jr., Ph.D., M.ASCE, is Vice President and Chief Scientist of Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) Research & Development, where he created and manages the Simulation-based Design Group. The overall goal of this team is to improve Disney’s ability to simulate, predict, and manage the project delivery process to enable sustainable design and engineering of the built environment. He is also director of the Disney Research China lab. Ben was the recipient of the 2002 Henry R. Michel Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and was awarded the Orange County (California) Engineering Council’s Outstanding Project Management Award for 2001. Ben is on the Board of Directors of the Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency at Stanford University and a member of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Technical Divisions Advisory Board. He is also a Consulting Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, where his current research focuses on the adaptation of the built environment to climate change. He has been involved in nearly all of Walt Disney Imagineering’s construction projects over the past 20 years. Ben’s doctorate is from University of California, Los Angeles.

Prof. Michael Batty
Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), University College London (UCL)
"Future Cities in the Circular Economy"

Michael Batty is Bartlett Professor of Planning at University College London where he is Chair of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA). He has worked on computer models of cities and their visualisation since the 1970s and has published several books, such as Cities and Complexity (MIT Press, 2005) which won the Alonso Prize of the Regional Science Association in 2011, and most recently The New Science of Cities (MIT Press, 2013). His research group is working on simulating long term structural change and dynamics in cities as well as their visualisation. Prior to his current position, he was Professor of City Planning and Dean at the University of Wales at Cardiff and then Director of the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS) and the Royal Society (FRS), was awarded the Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2004 and the 2013 recipient of the Lauréat Prix International de Géographie Vautrin Lud. This year 2015 he received the Founders Medal of the Royal Geographical Society for his work on the science of cities. He is editor of the journal Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design. 
Prof. Hao Wang
Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering
"Developing sustainable water urban systems in China"

Dr. Hao Wang is the Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering. He is Honorary Director of the Department of Water Resources and Deputy Director of the Water Conservancy Committee, the Academic Commission of China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR) and a member of the Science & Technology Committee of the Ministry of Water Resources (MWR). He is a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, Wuhan University, Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University, China University of Geosciences et al. He also serves as Vice President of Global Water Partnership-China, Deputy Director of China Natural Resources Society, Executive Director of Chinese Society for Sustainable Development and Director of the Sub-Committee on Water Issues, Executive Director of Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society and Vice Director of the its Committee on Hydrology, Executive Director of China Society of Forestry, and a Member of the Appraisal Committee of Excellent Candidates at National Level from Millions of Engineering. Prof. Wang has been engaged in research on hydrology and water resources for more than 40 years. He has made a series of achievements in the field of simulation of river basin water cycle processes; water resources evaluation, planning, allocation and dispatch; theory and calculating methodology for ecological water requirements; theory and practice of water price, water resource management; and the development of a water-conservation-oriented society. Prof. Wang has published over 200 papers and 16 monographs, of which the book entitled Study on the Rational Allocation and Carrying Capacity of Water Resources in the Northwestern Region won the National Award for an Outstanding Book and the Henan Provincial Honorary Award for an Outstanding Book. Prof. Wang has received the 1st prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award; the 2nd prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award for 6 times; the 1st prize of the Ministry of Water Resources’ Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Advancement of Science & Technology for more than 10 times. He also won the Green Technology Award issued by United Nations Habitat Environment Agency.

Prof. Hongguang Jin
Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences
“Distributed Energy System for Sustainable Urbanization”

Dr. Hongguang JIN is the academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, President of Board of Executive Council of Chinese Society of Engineering Thermophysics (CSET), and Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Energy. Prof. Jin has been carrying out research focused on thermophysics, chemical engineering, simulation of energy-conversion processes, analysis and optimization of energy systems, and system synthesis for distributed energy system, polygenration system and solar thermal power systems. He is principal investigator of power generation plant with chemical – looping combustion for CO2 capture. He has received a couple of prizes including the 2nd prize of national natural science award in 2009 and HLHL Prize in 2011.
Mr. Jianxin Hu
Chief sustainability officer of China Merchants Property Development
"Green Wisdom and Smart Transformation"

Mr. Jianxin Hu is the chief sustainability officer (CSO) of China Merchants Property Development. He is also a professor and senior engineer, and active member of several green ecological organizations, engaging in the R&D and management in the business sector of construction and the real estate industry for more than 30 years. Mr. Hu has been in long-term commitments to R&D, demonstration and implementation of green habitat concept. He has led a number of green habitat projects, such as Taige residence buildings in Shenzhen , the first Green Building in greater China with the LEED certification in 2005, and another project, ”the Hills in Guangzhou” which won the first Habitat Business Awards for best practices of the United Nations in 2009.
Jiang Wu Prof. Jiang Wu
Vice President of Tongji University, Shanghai
"Planning towards a Green City: Shanghai as a Case "

Prof. Dr. Jiang Wu, planner and 1st class registered architect of China, now the Vice President of Tongji University, Shanghai. He is the chairman of Shanghai Urban Planning Society and vice chairman of Shanghai Architecture Society, and the Steering Council Member of the Architecture Society of China (ASC). From 2011, he was elected as the chairman of the Global University Partnership for Environment and Sustainability in Nairobi (GUPES). He is also the editorial committee member of several top academic journals such as TIME + ARCHITCTURE (Tongji University), WORLD ARCHITCTURE (Tsinghua University), URBAN PLANNING FORUM (Tongji University), PUBLIC ARTS (Shanghai University) and Shanghai Urban Planning Review. Wu was educated in China, got his degrees of Bachelor, Master and Doctor from the College of Architecture and Urban Planning in Tongji University. He has been teaching history and theory of architecture, urban design, and historical preservation in Tongji University from 1986 to 2003. From 2003 to 2008, Wu was the deputy director general of Shanghai Municipal Urban Planning Administration Bureau. He has been a visiting scholar in the University of Hong Kong from 1993 to 1994, and a senior visiting scholar in the Graduate School of Design of Harvard University from 1996 to 1997. In the past 20 years, Wu has published more than 10 books and more than 60 articles in his research fields.




























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