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How Smart Cities are Changing China’s Urbanisation

November 27, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am


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SwissCham Shanghai is delighted to invite you to:


Tuesday, November 27, 2018
08:00 – 10:00

@Four seasons Hotel Shanghai (PUXI)

Dear Members and Friends of SwissCham,

China has very fast become an urban country, and city living the norm for the majority of its citizens. However, not all of China’s cities are thriving – some are far more successful in managing urban economies and integrating populations, enhancing growth prospects and attracting additional investments and talent. Now in 2018, China has as many smart city pilots as all other countries worldwide combined. What are the characteristics of China’s “smarter cities”?

The promise of new technologies in the built environment is ultimately to enhance and better the experience of living in cities. One of the highly anticipated outcomes of the advancements in digital technologies in recent years has been to make the city itself “smarter.” This ‘smart city’ model employs technology as a strategy to optimize processes and operations, increase efficiency of systems, and monitor urban dynamics to ultimately get a precise control over the whole city.

How will we capitalize on these concepts, and do we see their effect as increased social and environmental sustainability of our built environment, or eventually leading to even more technology centered and standardized patterns of living?

Please join us for this breakfast event to find out more about this hot and fascinating topic!

Best Regards,

Your SwissCham Team

About the Speakers

Mary Boyd
Editorial director
economist corporate network greater china the economist group
Mary Boyd is responsible for program development and client servicing in Shanghai. She also provides research and conceptual support on China for Economist Corporate Network programmes.
Before joining the Economist Group Mary Boyd was in the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, serving on assignment in Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan and China (in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing).
Since leaving government service she has researched and published on economic development and governance issues  in China and has undertaken consultancy work for the World Bank and other international institutions, as well as multinational companies. She has written for a number of Economist Intelligence Unit publications, including Country Report, China Hand and Business China. She coauthored the Economist Intelligence  Unit report Taking on the Competition: Domestic Companies in China.
China Development Director
PES-Architects Helsinki-Shanghai
Jyri Eskola is responsible for Architectural Design Development at PES-Architects Shanghai office, leading the company’s large scale China projects. He is the vice-chief designer for PES-Architect’s Nanjing Sino-Finn project, and responsible for the China market development for PES-Architects. Prior to joining PES, Jyri worked for the international architecture office ALA (2013-2015). He has held research and teaching positions at the Harvard Graduate School of Design  (20152016), where he focused on the architecture of radical urbanization in China. His academic and professional work has been displayed and published at several exhibitions and publications at Harvard University.
Jyri holds a Master of Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (2016) in Cambridge, a Bachelor of Art in Architecture from the Architectural Association in London (2012) and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Aalto University in Helsinki (2012). He  was awarded the prestigious Clifford Wong Housing Design Prize in Harvard  (2015)  and is the recipient of the Finnish Cultural Foundation Grant (2014)  and the Asko Foundation Antti Nurmesniemi Grant (2012)

Date & Time (日期及时间)
November 27, 2018 08:00 – 10:00

Program Rundown(活动流程)

08:00 – 08:30: Check-in and networking breakfast
08:30 – 09:40: Presentations
09:40 – 10:00: Open Q&A session

Language: English (语言:英语)

Prices (价格)*:
Members: RMB 180 会员价
Non-Members: RMB 300 非会员价
* Breakfast included.

RSVP 报名: Please register by November 22, 2018 请于2018年11月22日前登记报名。



Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai (PUXI)
500 Weihai Rd, Jingan Qu, Shanghai 上海四季洒店 威海路500号


November 27, 2018
8:00 am - 10:00 am
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