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Dear All,

As announced in the CPN 2006 summary and 2007 Prospect , the China Planning Network has undertaken to organize the CPN Urban Transportation Congress in Beijing. The Congress has obtained the widest support from the world transportation organizations including: MIT, TRB, UITP, ACSP, APA, WCTRS, Elsevier, AGS, WB, UN, TfL, CTA, LOCOG, APTA etc from the West and
·   National Development and Reform Commission
·   Ministry of Construction
·   Ministry of Communication, and
·   Ministry of Science and Technology from China.

The CPN Urban Transportation Congress will be the highest profile conference ever held in China on urban transportation development. The three day Congress will feature over 100 presentations in the plenary conference and 12 parallel sessions, and will welcome 1200~1500 participants, including academic scholars and students from universities and research institutes; government officials from the China Ministry of Communication, China Ministry of Construction, and National Development and Reform Commission; mayors, transportation directors and planning directors from major Chinese cities; and transportation professionals from private industries. The parallel sessions include

  • China National and Municipal Urban Transportation Policies
  • Managing Urban Congestion: Policies and Practices
  • Urban Transportation Planning: A Comparative Perspective-- Beijing, London , New York , Chicago
  • Public Transportation: New Paradigm in China
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems and Urban Information Systems
  • Integrating Land Use and Transportation
  • Social Aspects of Urban Transportation
  • Green Transport: Cars, Energy, and Environment
  • Financing Urban Transportation Projects in China
  • Mobile Media and Urban Transportation
  • Mega Transportation Projects: International Experiences and Cooperation
  • Interdisciplinary Transportation Education

Please see the details of the sessions at

The Congress has invited over 80 leading transportation scholars and professionals from all over the world to speak in the Congress, including:

  • MIT: Prof. Joseph Sussman , Prof. Nigel Wilson, Prof. Ralph Gakenheimer , Prof. Karen Polenske , Prof. Joseph Ferreira , Prof. Adele Santos, Prof. Stephen Connors, Mr. Henry Holtzman
  • Prof. Michael Meyer, Georgia Tech, TRB Chairman,
  • Dr. Sung Jick EUM, UITP Vice President
  • Prof. Werner Rothengatter, WCTRS President
  • Prof. Mickey Lauria, ACSP President
  • Ms.Molnau, Minnesota Lt Governor & Commissioner of Transportation
  • Prof. Arnold Howitt, Executive Director, Taubman Center for State and Local Government, Harvard University
  • Mr. Dave Wetzel, Transport for London Vice-Chair
  • Prof. Stephen Glaister, Imperial College London
  • Prof. Randall Crane, Acting Director, Institute of Transportation Studies, UCLA
  • Prof. Harry Dimitriou, Professor of Planning Studies, UCL, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
  • Mr. Wilben Short, Head of Transport, London 2012 Olympic Games
  • Prof. Yoshitsugu Hayashi, Dean, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University ; Member, Science Council of Japan
  • Ministry of Construction Vice Minister Qiu,
  • Beijing Vice Mayor Mr. Chen
  • China Association of Science and Technology Vice President Zhao
  • Department of Transportation, National Development and Reform Commission, Director-General, Mr. Wang,
  • China Academy of Transportation Science, President Zhou
  • Chief Planner, Ministry of Construction, Ms. Chen,
  • Chief Engineer, Ministry of Construction, Mr. Wang,
  • Institute for Comprehensive Transportation, National Development and Reform Commission, Director, Mr. Guo
  • Beijing Transportation Commission, Commissioner, Ms. Zhao
  • BOCOG, Head of Transport, Mr. Yu
  • China Academy of Urban Planning & Design, President Li
  • Beijing Jiaotong University , Vice President Ning

Please see the full list of invited speakers at

Congress Registration: You can register at the Congress online, by post or by fax. Please follow the instruction at:

The Congress dates are Aug 2-4th, 2007. The venues are: Plenary conference: Great Hall of People, Beijing and Parallel sessions: Beijing International Conference Center

Congress Hotel : Beijing Continental Grand Hotel, 8 Beichendong St. North Sihuan Rd. Beijing China 100101, Tel: +86-10- 84985588-72548

Congress Media Coverage: Xinhua News Agency, as partner of the Congress, has the fullest coverage of the Congress in its ten major newspapers and journals including Outlook Weekly, Globe Bi-weekly, Reference News, Xinhua Daily Telegraph etc; Financial Time Chinese and Elsevier also help promote the Congress.

Thank you very much for your support to China Planning Network. Please let us know if you have any further questions/suggestions to the CPN Urban Transportation Congress. We look forward to seeing you in Beijing this summer!

Ming Guo, Zhan Guo, Jinhua Zhao
Executive Commissioners China Planning Network

Faculty Advisor Lawrence J. Vale, Head and Professor of Urban Design and Planning, Department of Urban Studies and Planning Massachusetts Institute of Technology

NOTE: The China Planning Network (CPN) has run three successful previous conferences at Harvard in 2004, at MIT in 2005, and in Beijing in 2006. Last year in Beijing , the China Planning Network 3rd Annual Conference featured 116 presentations and discussions in nine parallel tracks.  It welcomed over 1000 participants, including 100 scholars, 100 mayors and planning directors, a letter of congratulations from China 's Vice-Premier Mr. Zeng Peiyan, and a keynote speech by China Congress Vice-Chair Mr. Jiang Zhenhua.

As MIT President Susan Hockfield wrote in a congratulatory letter to CPN: "The China Planning Network has become a significant way for students, faculty, and practitioners from the west to engage with the rapidly changing development scene in China . Through the efforts of the China Planning Network, MIT and the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP), continue to lead the world to bring the advanced knowledge on urban planning and development to bear on China 's urbanization challenges." For information about CPN and the previous conferences, please visit:

CPN Urban Transportation Congress 3rd Announcement


 Congress Dates & Venue
Aug 2-4th, 2007
Plenary conference
  Great Hall of People, Beijing
Parallel sessions
  Beijing International Conference Center
 Invited Speakers
             Michael Meyer
             Sung Jick Eum
             Mickey Lauria
             Ad¨¨le Santos
             Carol Molnau
             Maria Blair
             Dave Wetzel
             Pamela Boswell
            Joseph Sussman
             Karen R. Polenske
             Ralph Gakenheimer
             Arnold Howitt
             Luis Fragomeni
             Michael Dinning
             V. Setty Pendakur
             Nigel Wilson
            Joseph Ferreira
             Wilben Short
             Hugo Priemus
             Marcel Rommerts
             Stephen Glaister
             Randall Crane
             Henry Holtzman
             Stephen R. Connors
             Harry Dimitriou
             Yoshitsugu Hayashi
             Antonio Musso
             Vukan R. Vuchic
             Peter Stopher
             Michael Shiffer
             Michael Woo
             Peter Lai
             Andres Rabinowicz
            Jonathan Larson
             Sam Zimmerman
             Evan Guo
            Jeffery Soule
             George Sun
             Michael Clarke
             Zhong-Ren Peng
             Baoxing Qiu
             Zhongxian Zhao
            Jining Chen
             Tiehong Wang
             Qingyun Wang
             Zuoku Feng
            Jing Huang
             Xingye Zhang
             Zhihong Zhang
             Si Yuan
             Huapu Lu
             Bin Ning
             Fengwu Wang
             Minggao Ouyang
             Qizhi Mao
             Xiaobei Guo
             Xiaojiang Li
             Weiliang Shi
             Dajian Zhu
             xiaoguang yang
             Bingzhao Chen
             Xun Li
             peng gao
             Bin Yang
             Weiji Deng
             Yongshen Quan
             Kefei Yan
             Haixiao pan
            Jifu Guo
            Jinyu Duan
             De Wang
             Dongquan He
 Top Talk Serials
  Xinhua News Agency's interview with Ralph Gakenheimer on 'China Urban Motorization and Sustainable Urban Transport Development'. Ralph Gakenheimer is the CPN Advisor, Professor at MIT and Chair of International Scientific Committee of CODATU.  
  CCTV Oriental Horizon's interview with Huapu Lu on China's transport issues. Huapu Lu is the CPN Advisor, Professor and Director of Institute of Transportation Engineering of Tsinghua University  
  Xinhua News Agency, Globe's Interview with Wilben Short on 'General Picture of London 2012 Olympic Games Transport and Collaboration Between London and Beijing'. Wilben Short is the Congress Advisor, Head of Transport for London 2012 Olympic Games  
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Outlook Weekly
Globe Bi-weekly
Oriental Outlook Weekly
the Reference News
International Herald Tribune
China Business Post
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  RaiLway Vision Magezine
  Journal of Highway and     Transportation Research and     Development
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