Past Event

Public Lecture on Architecture, Urban Planning, and Sustainability

March 16, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Columbia Global Centers | Beijing

On March 16, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing invites Ms. Maxine Griffith, Senior Advisor to the President, and Mr. Tom Wright to a public lecture on architecture, urban planning, and sustainability. Professor Griffith will present an introduction on Columbia's Manhattanville campus, a new campus designed to bring together a diversity of academic disciplines to address the great questions facing our society while welcoming the wider community to experience a shared space for civic life.

In the meantime, Mr. Tom Wright (M.S. UP '95), president of the Regional Plan Association, will present a summary of the Regional Plan Association's Fourth Regional Plan. Since the 1920s, Regional Plan Association, an independent civic group, has been a trusted voice for research and advocacy to improve the prosperity, infrastructure, sustainability and quality of life of the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan region. The Fourth Regional Plan is a blueprint for our region's shared prosperity, livability, sustainability, and good governance for the next generation.

Moreover, a GSAPP student group is invited to share interim conclusions of their work in Wenzhou, China on the "Global Campus". 


Maxine Griffith

Maxine Griffith, AICP, Senior Advisor to the President, Adjunct Professor of Urban Planning, Columbia University

Tom Wright (M.S. UP '95)

Tom Wright (M.S. UP '95), President, Regional Plan Association



6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m


6:30 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.

Experience Sharing by GSAPP's Student Group

6:50 p.m. - 7:20 p.m.

Introduction on Columbia University's Manhattanville Campus by Professor Maxine Griffith

7:20 p.m. - 8:00 p.m

Summary of the Regional Plan Association's 4th Regional Plan by Mr. Tom Wright 

8:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.



Special Notice

  • The event will be conducted in English

  • Due to limited seats, registration will be verified through the QR code of confirmation. Please present the QR code at the entrance. 

  • Please plan to arrive no earlier and no later than 20 minutes after the registration.

  • If you are unable to attend the event, please inform us in advance. 

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