Tuesday, June 11, 2013 | 9:30 PM EDT - 9:30 PM EDT

, New York, NY

China is undergoing the largest migration in human history: Since the mid-1980s, roughly 300 million people have moved from China's countryside into its cities; between now and 2025, its expected that another 300 million Chinese will make their ways in. Without appropriate urban planning, design, and construction focused on sustainable development, the consequences of this massive urbanization could be dire for China and the world.

In a National Committee program at the Henry Luce Foundation on June 11, 5:30-7 p.m., senior vice president of the Energy Foundation Dr. Jiang Lin discussed his organization’s China projects, aimed at promoting sustainable urban development that focuses on people and encourages compact, mixed-use, and transit-oriented development, as well as green transportation systems.


Before joining the Energy Foundation, Dr. Lin was a senior scientist with the China Energy Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California, where he was a leading researcher on China’s energy efficiency and renewable energy policies, serving as an adviser to numerous Chinese agencies, the World Bank, and the United Nations Development Program. His research covers energy efficiency standards, low-carbon development scenarios, energy efficiency investment, and energy policy analysis.

Jiang Lin received his Ph.D. in demography from the University of California at Berkeley, and his B.S. in electrical engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University.

Politics & Foreign Relations

  • INTERVIEW | Dr. Jiang Lin on Transforming China’s Cities
  • Politics & Foreign Relations

    Recorded 6/11/2013