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Dialogue with Prof. Bing Wang of the Design School, introduced by Blair Kamin, a Nieman Fellow
Date: Tue., Nov. 5, 2013
Time: 5:30-7:30 pm
Location: McDermott, Will & Emery
227 W. Monroe St., 45th Floor

“China Urbanizes: Process and Challenges" with Prof. Bing Wang

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Co-Sponsored by the following HAA Approved Shared Interest Groups (SIGs):
Harvard Architectural and Urban Society Alumni (HAUS_A)
Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance (HAAAA)


We are pleased to have Dr. Bing Wang, Associate Professor in Practice of Real Estate and the Built Environment, at the Graduate School of Design, address the Club on “China Urbanizes: Process and Challenges,” focusing on the recent urban developments in China.

Dr. Wang is Director / Area Coordinator for the Master of Design (MDes) Real Estate and the Built Environment concentration at the GSD.  She is a core faculty member for Harvard Real Estate Academic Initiative and serves as a faculty member in Harvard's Executive Eduation programs sponsored by the GSD, Harvard Business School, and the Kennedy School.  She has also been a visiting faculty member at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.

Her academic research focuses on the interplays between formal representations of a society and its underlying social structure and economic driving forces.  She is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Sustainable Real Estate, published by the American Real Estate Society, and of the Journal of Planning Theory and Practice, co-published by Routledge, and the Royal Town Planning Institute of the UK.  Her writings and research are published in academic books and journals, including Planning Ideas and Planning Practices, Professionalism and Professions, Urbanization in China, Regenerating Older Suburbs, Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management, and Urban Land Asia. She is the author of The Architectural Profession of Modern China and co-editor of Prestige Retail: Design and Development for High-End Market, and Nexus: Field Studies in Real Estate, Planning, and Design.

Professionally, Dr. Wang worked as an investment consultant at Lehman Brothers and is the founding principal of YoungYou Investments, LLC, a private equity company based in Shanghai focusing on investments in the real estate industry and equity investments in media production companies.

Her design company, HyperBina Design Group, has undertaken projects including master planning of a 400-acre site surrounding Dianshan Lake in Shanghai, the value-creation strategies for Yuyuan shopping mall in central Shanghai, a mixed-use project in Tbilisi, Georgia, and was an advisor for the design of temporary structures for Covent Garden in London.

Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Time:  5:30 p.m. - Wine & cheese reception
           6:00 p.m. - Program followed by Q & A
           7:15 p.m. - Conclude

(NOTE:  Please arrive before 6:00 p.m.  After that time further security measures will be in effect in the building.)

McDermott, Will & Emery (ID required for entrance to the building)
227 W. Monroe St., 45th Floor, Chicago, Ill.

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$30.00 for Non-Members
Complimentary for Crimson and Crimson Plus Members

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When: Tuesday, 11/5/13 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm | iCal
Location   McDermott, Will & Emery
227 W. Monroe St. 45th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
Look Who's Coming:
Bo Zhu
Judith Hamill , The John Marshall Law School
Prof. Celeste Hammond , The John Marshall Law School
Braham Ketcham , DLA Piper LLP (US)
Dirk Denison
Linda Goodman
Guest of Linda Goodman
Robert Mathews
Joe Feldman
Kathy Feldman
Avram Lothan
Thomas Ahleman
Paul Vacanti
Joni Johnson
Brian Johnson , Barclays Capital
Nicholas Wilder
Ron Allen
Keven Wilder
George Lowery
Judy Thornber
Roman Schlegel
Mary Jenks
Katie Jenks
Shigeru Mori
Jack Bransfield , Built Light
Thomas Lee , Washington, DC
Stacy Morton
Kellogg Fairbank
Nancy Berman
Elizabeth Barber
Han Ho
Guest of Han Ho
Paula Duffy
Albert Montano
Bill Stinger
William Komaiko
Thomas Hussey , Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP
Silas Chiow , Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP
Roger Weber
... a total of 39 guests.
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