Futurist Peter Schwartz leads a diverse panel discussing the building of green communities in China and throughout the world.
They explore how to make a city that is environmentally sustainable, economically feasible, and culturally appealing.
Pat Bailey is the Product Manager of AEC Sustainability at Autodesk.
John Kriken is the FAIA, AICP, and Consulting Partner, of the company Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP.
Tom McCawley is General Manager of Energy Solutions at Owens Corning Asia Pacific.
Peter Schwartz is co-founder and chairman of Global Business Network (GBN), a unique membership organization and worldwide network of strategists, business executives, scientists, and artists based in Emeryville, California.
Established in 1988, GBN specializes in corporate scenario planning and research on the future of the business environment. From 1982 to 1986, Schwartz headed scenario planning for the Royal Dutch/ Shell Group of Companies in London. His team conducted comprehensive analyses of the global business and political environment and worked with senior management to create successful strategies.
Before joining Royal Dutch/ Shell, Schwartz directed the Strategic Environment Center at SRI International. The Center researched the business milieu, lifestyles, and consumer values, and conducted scenario planning for corporate and government clients.
Schwartz is the co-author of both The Long Boom, and When Good Companies Do Bad Things: Responsibility and Risk in an Age of Globalization. Schwartz is also the author of The Art of the Long View: Planning for the Future in an Uncertain World. This seminal publication on scenario planning has been translated into Dutch, Portuguese, and Chinese.
Schwartz also co-authored Seven Tomorrows: Toward a Voluntary History with James Ogilvy and Paul Hawken in 1982, and The Emergent Paradigm: Changing Patterns of Thought and Belie with James Ogilvy in 1979. He has published and lectured widely and served as a script consultant on the films War Games and Sneakers. Schwartz received a BS in aeronautical engineering and astronautics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Stanley Yip is an experienced town planner, land economist and urban designer with more than 20 years experience around the world.
He has led, studied and implemented many major tourism, urban development and infrastructure projects for public and private clients in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Southeast Asia, Canada, Mexico and Europe.
Yip is currently the director of Planning & Development in Arup China. He is responsible for the development and implementation of the planning and landscape design practices in Mainland China.
Yip is currently the Advisor to the Department of Construction of Jiangsu Province, Senior Advisor to the Planning Committee of the City of Harbin and also Special Honorary Professor of the Zhejiang Tourism College.