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Michel St Pierre
Director of Planning and Urban Design, Gensler, San Francisco / Shanghai
“Sustainable World Cities: Shanghai’s Ambitious Plan”

While the world notes Shanghai’s prosperity , the city’s vision may provide a
model for other global cities to follow. The Shanghai 2010 expo theme
emphasizes sustainability and livability. The challenge for Shanghai’s
21st Century planning and urban design includes creating urban forms anddevelopment patterns that are homegrown and design that takes into account geography, climate, culture, history and responsibility for the environment. This presentation outlines some of these plans, including the Puxi District Master Plan and the 632-meter, 128-storey mixed use Shanghai tower that is a part of this plan.


Mr. St Pierre is the Master Planning and Urban Design Practice Area Leader for Gensler Northwest
Region and Asia and brings over 25 years of professional international experience in all phases
of master planning, urban design and architecture, from initial concept design to preparation of final
plan documents. Michel’s experience represents a broad range of project types and functions.
He has focused his work on creating vital urban places that are sustainable and provide a model
for the growth of a region. Michel lectures widely and often serves as a guest critic in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California in Berkeley. His work has received numerous awards.


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