On Oct 30th, 2016 Global Cities Forum was successfully held in Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU).
Yang Xiong, the Mayor of Shanghai Municipal People's Governance, delivered the opening speech and attended the inauguration ceremnony of China Institute for Urban Governance of SJTU. Meric Gertler, President of University of Toronto, Zhang Junkuo, Deputy Director-General of Development Research Center of the State Council, Jiang Sixian, Chairperson of SJTU, Zhang Jie, President of SJTU, Binyam Reja, Practice Manager of Transport&ICT Global Practice of World Bank, Xiao Guiyu, Secretary General of Shanghai Municipal People's Government, Zhang Zhenshan, UN-HABITAT Representative in China, Xiao Lin,Director-General of Development Research Center of Shanghai, Guo Xinli, Vice President of SJTU, experts and scholars from around the world , teachers and students of SJTU also attended the forum.
The Development Research Center of Shanghai Municipal People's Government, Shanghai Municipal Housing and Urban-Rural Construction Management Committee, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, UN-HABITAT and the World Bank co-hosted the 2016 "World Cities Day" theme activities "Global Cities Forum"(referred to as "2016 Global Cities Forum").
The forum combined the trend and practice of global cities development, taking into consideration of the theme of 2016 World Cities Day, which is to "build cities together to share development". The theme of this forum is economic transformation and development, urban traffic management innovation, urban ecological management innnovation, urban cultural protection and heritage, etc. to explore the common problems facing urban development and strategic thinking.
Translated by Lu Siyu