Bulletin 2017
Sustainable Innovation and Legacies in Expos of the 21st Century: A World in Common

Vicente G. Loscertales
Secretary General of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE)

PART I – Sustainable Innovations at World Expos

Elements of the new urban planning culture. Designing an Expo as key urban strategy
Professor Joan Busquets
Architect and Urban Planner, Professor at GSD, Harvard University

Sustainable legacy in the planning
Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill
Architects and founders of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Sustainable Mega-Events, the Expo “Case Study”: an innovative strategy to sustainability
Gloria Zavatta
Sustainability Manager, Expo 2015 Milan

Transport modes of people and goods at Expo 2005 Aichi, Japan and their features
Toshio Nakamura
Former Secretary General, Japan Association for Expo 2005

Expo 2020 Dubai’s Sustainability Pavilion
Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, Chairman, Grimshaw
Andrew Whalley, Deputy Chairman, Grimshaw
Dr. Robert Cooke, Associate Director, BuroHappold
John Meimbach, Research Manager, Grimshaw

PART II – Intangible and Sustainable Legacies

Sowing the seed for change
H.E. Reem Al Hashimy
UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General, Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau

From Expo 2010 Shanghai to World Cities Day
Dr. Cheng Jian
Shanghai Coordination Center of the World Cities Day

Theme and Expos in the 21st Century: the legacy of Expo 2008 Zaragoza
H.E. Eduardo Lopez Busquets
Former Deputy Commissioner, Expo 2008 Zaragoza

Expo 2005 Aichi: Its legacy and the launch of the “global citizens” movement with the aim to build a sustainable global community
Shohei Fukui
Vice Chairman of the Event Society, Former Chief Producer in charge of planning and promotion, Expo 2005 Aichi



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