UK and Chinese delegates will debate the 21st century garden city
Delegates from Chinese towns and cities will come together with UK urban specialists to discuss the garden city model and sustainable, livable towns at the China-UK Ideal Town and Garden City Summit on 26 April.
The conference, organised by the Chinese Design Centre, and held at the Building Centre, London, will examine the extent to which the UK garden city model might be useful in a 21st century Chinese context.
Alongside 33 Chinese representatives, including top developers, UK speakers include David Ames, director of Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation, URBED founder Dr Nicholas Falk, Prof Robert Adam, and urban designer John Thompson.
The programme will debate new garden city ideas and look at best practice for eco towns, market towns, community engagement, creative quarters and provision for an elderly population.
Tickets cost £50 + VAT for the whole conference or £25+ VAT for a half day. A free exhibition on Chinese new towns will also be at the Building Centre from 21–30 April.
Full programme and registration for the 26 April conference via the China Design Centre website