The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future hosted a lunch meeting on Oct. 4 for Pardee-affiliated faculty with Prof. Xiangrong Wang, Director of the Center for Urban Eco-Planning and Design at Fudan University in Shanghai.
Prof. Wang talked about his Center’s work, which is using sophisticated modeling tools to compare the urbanization and development patterns of cities located on estuaries in various parts of the world and to analyze related environmental and social impacts. The Center is also working with international conservation groups, including World Wildlife Fund and The Nature Conservancy, to collect and analyze natural resource data in China’s national parks.
BU faculty participating in the meeting included Edward Cunningham (Earth and Environment), William Grimes (International Relations), Eugenio Megenon (History, BU Center for the Study of Asia), Nathan Phillips (Earth and Environment), Enrique Silva (City Planning and Urban Affairs), and Anne Short (Earth and Environment). Other participants included Pardee Center Associate Director Cynthia Barakatt, Pardee post-doctoral fellows Suranjana Nabar-Bhaduri and Laura Ann Twigara, and 2012 Pardee Summer Fellows Kelly DeAngelis and Shixiong Wang.