2012 World Economic Forum "Summer Davos"
In September, Justin Bishop was invited to present at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, China. This meeting is termed the "Summer Davos" and attracted over 2000 participants from 86 countries. The theme of the 2012 meeting was "Creating the Future Economy."
Justin was one of four researchers from the Oxford Martin School presenting in an IdeasLab on Building Cities of the Future. Justin's topic was on powering the city of the future.
A summary of the discussions in the Oxford IdeasLab is available on page 20 of the meeting report, online at http://www3.weforum.org/docs/AMNC12/WEF_AMNC12_Report.pdf
Earlier in September, Justin met with representatives from the Damuwan Eco-city project, located near Ningbo, to discuss their plans and the opportunities for future collaborations with EPG and ICERT.