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Innovative Urban Solutions for Global Challenges

September 10, 2018 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Asia Society Northern California (ASNC) will host a half-day forum focusing on urban innovations in the Asia Pacific region, and more specifically, how these innovative urban solutions are able to meet global challenges such as climate change. This will be built upon the success of 10 Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative (PCSI) Forums, ASNC had organized in the past decade in 5 countries. Each Forum attracted hundreds of attendees and composed of local speakers with an international corps of experts from around the Pacific Rim and beyond – the leading thinkers and doers on urban sustainability.

This Forum will bring together political and business leaders, urban experts, artists and activists who are also attending the climate summit and the COAL + ICE festival to explore solutions for the most pressing issues facing city leaders and city dwellers alike, through keynote speeches, panel discussions, and one-on-one conversations.


Mayor Tom Butt, City of Richmond, California
Deland Chan, Assistant Director of Urban Studies for Community Based Learning & the Human Cities Initiative, Stanford University
Tian Feng, District Architect, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
Peggy Jen, RAD Strategies Coordinator, Chinatown Community Development Center
Cassius Jones, Head of Enterprise Account, Smarking
Adam Langton, Connected eMobility, Energy Services; BMW North America


9:30 – 10:00 AM Registration
10:00 – 10:05 AM Welcoming Remarks
10:05 – 11:15 AM Smart Transportation for Healthier Cities
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Smart and Sustainable: The Future of Urban Housing


September 10, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture
San Francisco, CA United States