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Session 2 "The World in 2050 & The Cities of Tomorrow"

15 June 2010, Shanghai, China, Auditorium of the EU Pavilion

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Presentations of the speakers

  • Introduction - The World in 2050 and the Cities of Tomorrow
    Jean-Michel Baer, Director for "Science, Economy and Society", Directorate General for Research, European Commission [1.10MB]
  • The city of tomorrow - A planner's view
    Pierre Laconte, President of the Foundation for the Urban Environment and Board member of The Club of Rome-EU [1.84MB]
  • Current and future urbanisation - An environmental outlook
    Zhong Ma, Dean and Professor at the School of Environment and Natural Resources, Renmin University of China [2.67MB]
  • EU forward looking activities - Next steps
    Pierre Valette and Domenico Rossetti, Head of Unit and Principal Administrator, Directorate General for Research, European Commission