Weekly Roundup: Harvard and Yale Race w/ China, Xiamen Planning for Change, and Asia Society in Tianjin

Monday, June 2, 2008 20:25
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With so much going on in China, and only a limited amount of bandwidth, I have created this weekly post to highlight articles that I feel are (1) important, (2) relevant, and (3) interesting.

This week there are 3 articles that I have chosen to highlight as each are quite interesting, they are all relevant, and there are issues within each that I think you the reader should be aware of.

If you have an article that you feel needs to be mentioned, please do so in the comments section. We all have different areas of interest and bandwidth, so I hope you will take some time and post those articles!

Harvard, Yale Boost Engineering in Race With China

As the number of graduating engineers in China and India has climbed, so has the fear that they will truly core out the US economy…. and with Harvard and Yale now putting together programs to boost the engineering capacity of the US, I would say that we are now seeing a strong sign that some of the US elites academics now see this as a problems too.

Xiamen City: Urban Planning for Climate Change

Julian from Green Leap Forward has put together a very interesting article about a recent meeting in Xiamen. One of my favorite cities in China, Xiamen has long history in trade and has recently grappled with the fine balance between economic growth and environmental cost. So, to see that these meetings are occurring is something I am encouraged by, and I would suggest you read through the notes to learn about the meetings. Perhaps some of this will begin diffusing out to other areas

Sustainability Conference: First Report, Sustainability Conference: Second Report , and Sustainability Conference: Third Report

No other issue in my mind will be more important than sustainability. It really is not a question of if, it is not a question of how much, and it is not a question of where… it is a question of how.. how those of us on this orb will manage the limited resources provided. China, will play a critical role in this, and that is why I was glad to see Charlie’s notes on the recent Asia Society conference in Tianjin.

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