NTU-UIUC 2014 Global Forum "Smart Cities, Healthy Cities", November 03-04
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The NTU-UIUC 2014 Global Issues Forum takes place at National Taiwan University on November 03 and 04.
2014-11-03 Welcome UIUC delegates - Photographs of Monday are now uploaded on our media page!
2014-10-31 We are thrilled to announce that the NTU-UIUC 2014 Global Issues Forum is now ready be held at the newly built College of Social Sciences, by Toyo Ito & Associates.
Toyo Ito's work combines conceptual clarity with functional rigor. His buildings address the contemporary notion of a "simulated" city. Feel free to enjoy the stunning concrete work of the NTU-UIUC "Smart Cities, Healthy Cities" space.
2014-10-20 We've decided to go paperless!
2014-10-16 News article by "Inside Illinois"
Two universities, two cities; one goal, one partnership.
As the world becomes more and more urbanized, cities try to continually improve their environments, for increased performance of the social and economic functions of life. But are we thinking big enough?
This first edition of the NTU-UIUC Global Issues Forum will focus on the cross-disciplinary challenges of global urbanization: Smart Cities, Healthy Cities. Looking at such areas as urban analysis, governance, health, work, networks, the Forum hopes to enhance the value of multidisciplinary collaboration between both research institutions. The debates will provide an ambitious connecting platform for the exchange of expertise across a broad spectrum of knowledge fields.
In our roles as leading Taiwanese and American universities, we are committed to exploring and improving our societies. With first-rate research and transformative innovations, we have the potential of changing how we live and work.
The Global Issues Forum represents an important step to this end, as it marks a strategic move to overcome grand challenges using a constructive time span of at least three events in three years, in both NTU and UIUC.
The NTU-UIUC 2014 Global Issues Forum “Smart Cities, Healthy Cities” is hosted by National Taiwan University (NTU) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) on November 03–04, 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan.
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only."
Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
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