Urban Sustainability

Building Leadership for Healthy Urban Sustainability

This symposium is jointly organized by the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at the Harvard Graduate School of Design with generous sponsorship from the Harvard China Fund.

The goal of this symposium is to build capacity in healthy urban sustainability by framing urban expansion as the opportunity for well-designed, spatiality integrated development with sustainable urban infrastructure at its core. Sessions will showcase premier research, methodologies, and implementation of sustainable design and planning projects for healthy future cities, drawing on expertise from Harvard University and from research in China, as well as global leaders in sustainable infrastructure development. Input from symposium-goers will further expand upon the scope and possibilities for designing urban environments in China and other rapidly expanding regions. Attendees will hail from professional and academic fields of urban planning, architectural design, infrastructure development, public health, and government not just from within China, but also from elsewhere in Asia.



Conference Details

  • Location:
  • Harvard Center Shanghai
  • 哈佛中心(上海)
  • Date:
  • May 17 – May 18, 2016