San Francisco

Building Asian cities [special location]

Lunchtime Forum

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Today, Asian cities are experiencing extraordinary population growth and working to improve air quality, access to clean water, adequacy of agricultural land, and overall economic strength in order to build livable and sustainable environments. There is much we can learn from their success and failures. John Kriken is an urban design architect with SOM and has been engaged in Asia’s development since the mid-1980s. He will share examples and ideas drawn from Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Dalian, Jiaxing, Foshan, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Saigon.

This forum is co-sponsored by and hosted at the World Affairs Council of Northern California. Co-presented with the Northern Section of the APA California Chapter. This forum has been approved for AICP CM credits.


Free to SPUR, APA and World Affairs Council members.
$10 for non-members.
Okay to bring lunch.

Refund Policy

Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

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