Philip Enquist, SOM Partner in Charge of Urban Design and Planning, delivered two lectures in China this month at the Spring City Urban Planning Forum and the Chengdu Forum, held in Jinan and Chengdu, respectively. Speaking on "Sustainable Urbanization in the 21st Century," Enquist discussed SOM's city design strategies, and focused on the firm's climate-focused vision for cities across the globe. In Jinan, Enquist spoke to a group of 500 urban planners and designers, presenting SOM's recent master plan for the city's Central Business District. In Chengdu, he participated on a panel hosted by the Chengdu Planning Bureau and China Southwest Architectural Design Institute.
Working in SOM's City Design Practice, Enquist has led master plans in many Chinese cities, including Beijing, Hong Kong, Nanjing, and Shanghai. He was joined at the conferences by members of SOM's urban design teams based in Shanghai and Hong Kong.