The Harvard Asia Business Conference brings together thought leaders in a range of disciplines and fields to generate dynamic discussions on Asia. Co-hosted by Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Harvard Kennedy School, this year’s conference was organized around the theme “In a Changing World” with keynote speeches and panel discussions on topics including investment, technology, policy, law, business administration, creative real estate, and urbanism.
Sasaki Principal Tao Zhang and Senior Associate Ming-Jen Hsueh participated in a panel discussion on urbanism, moderated by Zhangkan Zhou, co-founder of Garlic Idealab. They were joined by fellow panelists Alex Krieger, professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and Principal at NBBJ, and Brent D. Ryan, Head of the City Design and Development Group and Associate Professor of Urban Design and Public Policy at MIT. They discussed design challenges and opportunities due to rapid urbanization in Asia, including land-use control plans’ implication in development, the rise in small-scale city blocks and open communities, and urban ecological restoration in China.
Read more about the conference here.