On February 26th, Peter J. Kindel, SOM Director of Urban Design and Planning, presented insights on smart city developments at an event in Shenzhen. The China-Japan-UK Smart City Development Forum gathered government and planning officials, design firms, engineering consultants, and experts from industry and academia to exchange ideas and technologies for smart city development models. Brant Coletta, SOM Managing Partner, Silas Chiow, Director of SOM China, and Shean Chien, SOM Project Manager, also attended the event.
The forum was organized by the Shenzhen Yitian Group, which is developing a smart city in the Pingshan New District. Located near Shenzhen, this district was selected as a smart city pilot project by the Shenzhen municipal government.