Smart Cities

    2/24 Smart Cities Planning & New Concepts of Cities Infrastructure

2:00pm - 3:30pm | Smart Infrastructure with Sustainable Environment 

Moderator: MS. Thalia Kong, Director, International Business Development for Global Green Development Capital

2:00pm - 2:20pm

Big Data Application in Smart City Planning, Construction and Sustainability

Speaker: MR. Jay Mezher, Director of Virtual Design & Construction, Parsons Brinckerhoff

2:20pm - 2:40pm

Smart Civil Infrastructure: From Research to Engineering Application

Speaker: MR. Billie F. Spencer, Jr., Professor, University of Illinois at Campaign

2:40pm - 3:00pm

Smart water infrastructure proactive and initiative in City of Bellevue

Speaker: MR. Andrew Lee, Deputy Director, Utilities Department, City of Bellevue

3:00pm - 3: 30pm 

Smart Cities Transportation Infrastructure Planning

Speaker: MR. Jinxiang Ren, Senior Transportation Analyst, Oregon Department of Transportation


4:00pm - 5:30pm | Watershed Protection and Storm-Water Safeguards

Moderator: MR. Andrew Lee PE, PMP, PgMP, Deputy Director, Bellevue Utilities

4:00pm - 4:20pm

Brief Overview of Some of the Major Pollution Problems in China & Impacts on the Environment and Human Health

Speaker: MR. Michael Watson, Ph.D.

4:20pm - 4:40pm

Will TMDLs development be the future for the watershed management in China?

Speaker: MS. Bo Li,Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP, Project Manager, WA Department of Ecology

4:40pm - 5:00pm

Bad Water to Good Water … and a Better Life

Speaker: MR. Rick Kulaas, P.E.

5:00pm - 5:30pm

Improving Bioretention Systems for Urban Storm-water Management

Speaker: MR. Markus Flury, Ph.D., Professor of Soil Physics/ Vadose Zone Hydrology, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University


    2/24 Green Design Concepts with Sustainable Future Cities Landscape

2:00pm - 3:30pm | Future Sustainable Neighborhood Landscapes Designs

Moderator:  MR. Stephen Monkewicz, LEED BE+C/ Founding Principal, Good Fit Development, LLC

2:00pm - 2:20pm

Building Local and Global Communities

Speaker: MR. David Lee, Council Member; Former Deputy-Mayor of Medina from 2014-2015, WA; M.E., Urban Planning from Harvard University

2:20pm - 2:40pm

Innovation and Smart Cities: Altering the Physical City

Speaker: MR. Paul Doherty, AIA, President & CEO, The Digit Group, Inc.  

2:40pm - 3:00pm

Technology Breakthroughs For A More Sustainable Planet

Speaker: MR. John Coster, VP Enterprise Solutions & Green Business Officer, Skanska USA

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Sustainable Development Integrating Local and Global Objectives - A Waterfront Case Study

Speaker: MR. Matt Wittman, LEED AP, Founding Principal, Wittman-Estes Architecture, Awarded the Gerson Prize for Design Excellence

4:00pm - 5:30pm | Smart Building Material Structure and Green Energy Efficiency

Moderator: MR. Weilan Zhang, Associate AIA, ZGF Architects LLP

4:00pm - 4:20pm

Housing in Resilient Cities

Speaker: MR. Matt Wittman, LEED AP, Founding Principal, Wittman-Estes Architecture, Awarded the Gerson Prize for Design Excellence

4:20pm - 4:40pm

Smart Design in Future Eco-City

Speaker: MR. Haoran Liu, LEED AP BD+C/ U.S. Green Building Council, Partner & Design Director, Green Giant Smart Landscape Infrastructure

4:40pm - 5:00pm

Eco-Systems and It's Affect on Smart Cities

Speaker: MR. Paul Doherty, AIA, President & CEO, the Digit Group, Inc.

5:00pm - 5:30pm

Smart Structures - Enhance Safety Reliability and Reduce Maintenance Cost

Speaker: MR. Billie F. Spencer, Jr., Professor, University of Illinois at Urban-Campaign


    2/24 Future Transportation and Waste Management System

4:00pm - 5:30pm | Future Intelligent Transportation and Mobility Initiative

Moderator: MS. Joan Zhong-Brisbois, PhD, P.E. WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff

4:00pm - 4:20pm

China's Connected Car Market

Speaker: MR. Karl Weaver, Greater China Biz Development and Sales Manager, Rivetz Corpration

4:20pm - 4:40pm

Future ITS and Mobility in Bellevue

Speaker: MR. Fred Liang, P.E. ITS Manager @City of Bellevue, WA

4:40pm - 5:00pm

Big Data Application in Transportation Mobility

Speaker: MR. Jay Mezher, Director of Virtual Design & Construction, WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff

5:00pm - 5:30pm

New Innovation for Future Transportation Technology Development

Speaker: MR. Seth Rudin, CEO, AsterMinds Corp | Innovating and Delivering Solutions

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2016 Global Chinatown Conference Seattle Summit
February 22-24, 2016
Seattle, WA

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NACC is a Washington State not-for-profit corporation formed to serve as a diverse platform providing the information and resources to help companies and individuals in North America and Greater China to have better understanding and connection in, academic, business, and hi-tech fields.


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  • Seattle, WA 98109 USA