CM2 director, Dr. Ming Zhang, gave two conference presentations in China last month, rounding out a very productive 2018 for the center. On December 12, Dr. Zhang presented “A model for corridor TOD land use plan optimization: Concept and Implementation” at the Fourth International Symposium on Land Use, Transport Infrastructure, and Sustainable Development at Tongji University, Shanghai, China.
On December 15, he was invited to give a presentation at the 2018 International Conference on Future Urban Development: Sustainable City-Region Governance. The conference was sponsored by the Laboratory for the Urban Future, Peking University and the Laboratory for Urban Future, Peking University (Shenzhen), and co-hosted by the Oxford-PKU PEAK Urban Project. More than thirty experts from major universities and urban and regional planning institutes in Canada, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, UK and US gave talks on a range of topics related to the recent study and practice of urban and regional planning in China, Europe, UK, and US. Dr. Zhang presented his recent research on the Texas Triangle “Building the theory of megaregional process: A glance at the Texas Triangle”.