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The Bartlett China Academission 2017 event at Haskoll

On Wednesday evening the 1st November 2017,Bejing Haskoll Architectural Design Consultancy and The Bartlett of UCL held the Bartlett China Academission 2017 event in Beijing.

The Bartlett of UCL offers world-class research opportunities, education, executive training courses and advice to students,universities, governments and professional practice. UCL Built Environment Clubs bring together a network of alumni of The Bartlett and the UCL Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic  Engineering to create a world-class resource of expertise. UCL Built Environment Clubs annually host events and conferences across many regions of the world including:China,HongKong,SouthKorea,Singapore and Ecuador.

As an international design consultancy, Haskoll continuously develops new models of business and advanced  ideas in design. Over a number of years now Haskoll has maintained an active partnership  with UCL as well as its Space Syntax Laboratory to underpin it’s market insight and maximize the commercial value ofit’s design projects. Haskoll has also cooperated with Clerkenwell Company to provide space for young artists  to display their paintings and other artworks. Haskoll has held events with UCL regularly now and in Beijing during  2011, 2013,2016 and March of year 2017 building up a close working  relationship with them. These events have contributed greatly to the development and innovation in the field of architectural design .

The Bartlett China Academission 2017 event began in HongKong,passing through Guangzhou, Wuhan, Shanghai and finally arriving in Beijing.The theme of this academission event is Urban Spaces: how to create, retain, enhance and measure value. The timing of this event is of great importance for China as,China is under going the tension between economic prosperity, protecting it’s heritage, environmental sustainablility, responsible management of  resources, healthy living and welfare. China’s strategic development programmes such as ‘One Belt One Road’ and Xiong’an Newzone have aspirations to construct modern world-class, green, sustainable,resilient and smart cities. Economic prosperity in these new zones will benefit from development of policies to support high-end innovative industries as new growth engines-but this will demand high quality public services,infrastructure and transportation serviced by new urban management models. The Academissioners of The Bartlett shared their experience towards a sustainable urban spatial planning model.

Managing Director of Haskoll China, Henry Yang delivered the welcome speech and as the host before David Cobb, The Bartlett Director of Business Development and tour manager, introduced the theme of the event and the academissioners. The academissioners included Dean Alan Penn, The Bartlett;Prof Fulong Wu, Chair of Bartlett School of Planning; Claire McAndrew, Directorof research of Bartlett’s New Institute for Digital Innovation in the Built Environment;Chen-Yu Chang, Director of Bartlett Infrastructure Centre at Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management; Tim Stonor, Managing Director of Bartlett spin-off company Space Syntax.

Besides, we invited Mr. Billy Lo, managing director of Clerkenwell Space, to be our guest speaker sharing his experience with us.

After giving opinions, The Bartlett academics had a deeper discussion with local academics in a dynamic and relaxed way.

This event achieved extraordinary success. We want to show kindly gratefulness to all the guests for coming today and look forward to further cooperation and communication with UCL in related fields of architectural design.