PKU hosted a 3-day conference on the topic of Ecological Urbanism, inviting a list of leading international and Chinese academics and professionals to present, discuss and debate pathways towards more sensitive approaches to urbanization (change all spelling to US spelling). Turenscape Academy President and Founder, Dr. Yu Kongjian, and Provost, Tom Verebes both presented in panel discussions at this event.
The Beijing Forum, initiated in 2004, is an annual event placed under the auspices of the Beijing Municipal Government. It is endorsed by the State Council and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, and co-sponsored by Peking University, the Beijing Municipal Commission of Education, and the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies. On May of 2016, the first chapter of Beijing Forum Overseas Series was successfully concluded in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. The November 2016 edition will mark its thirteenth successful session.
Objectives and Focus
The Beijing Forum, organized by Peking University and held annually in Beijing, a city with deep cultural traditions, encourages the study of the humanities and social sciences in the Asia-Pacific region. It aims to facilitate international academic exchanges and trans-cultural discussions in order to foster social development, harmony between civilizations, and greater prosperity for mankind. During the past years, the Beijing Forum has gathered a wealth of invaluable thoughts and insights that has helped generate outstanding academic achievement in the Asia-Pacific region and around the world. The 2016 annual conference will uphold the Beijing Forum’s reputation as one of the leading academic forums in the world.