This Tuesday, Neville Mars, Chief Architect for MARS Architects, founder of the Dynnamic City Foundation, and author of The Chinese Dream: A Society Under Construction, will speak on “China’s Flash Urbanization: The Race between Eco-Hope and Eco-Hazard”, about the unfulfilled promise of environmental sustainability in China’s urbanization, and new ways of attaining eco-friendly urban design.
I will be moderating the event.
If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org due to limited seats. Do say hello during the drinks/mingling post talk!
Date and time: 2 August, 2011. Tuesday. 7pm
Address: The Wooden Box. 9 Qinghai Lu 青海路9号. Near Nanjing West metro stop.
P.S. I’ve created a Facebook page for the blog even though it remains blocked in China. But I know people have different ways of following blogs. So I figured why not. Feel free to head over to the FB page and share the love with a click of a “like”.
Update: Thanks to those who showed up to attend the talk. Neville had a very iconclastic vision of how China can address the challenges of urbanization, or “deurbanize” so to speak. I encourage all to check out his company/ foundation’s site, burb.tv. Lovely to speak to everyone of you.