"Sustainable Development Business Opportunities in China"

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by Bob Wise, Team Oregon, LLC
This program sponsored by:
PSU Master of International
Management Program
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Powerpoint presentation slides posted [click here]


This presentation will address major challenges facing China, China resource consumption tends, how China is addressing sustainable development, examples of successful projects, future opportunities for business development in China based on Oregon’s strengths, and lessons learned from past experience.


Bob Wise is Senior Project Manager with Cogan Owens Cogan, LLC and Director of Team Oregon, LLC, private firms focused on urban planning and sustainable development in its multiple dimensions. He works in state and local public policy, strategic planning, and sustainable development. A few examples include:
  • Serving as Chair and Co-Chair of the Sustainable Development Commission for Portland and Multnomah County guiding the process of early adoption and evolution of sustainable development it Portland and Multnomah County.
  • Produced a comprehensive review and summary of models for sustainable development used in North America and Europe.
  • Developed green building and sustainable industry cluster strategy studies for the State of Oregon, City of Portland, and Clackamas County, Oregon
  • Advised and lectured the China-U.S. Center for Sustainable Development in Portland, Oregon training government professional from the People’s Republic of China in the fields of land use planning, green development, and sustainable development.
  • Developed a Sustainable Development Action Plan for the Taiwan Council for Economic Development to guide agencies, local governments, business, academic, and non-governmental agencies in Taiwan. Now developing the Eco-City Vision for Taipei City.
  • Teamed with SOM Asia for a vision and urban development plan for the Hangzhou segment of the Grand Canal
  • Advised the City of Taipei, Taiwan on the concept of an Eco-City and “green” library buildings.
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, 12:00-1:30 PM
House of Louie
331 NW Davis St., Chinatown, Portland, OR
Lunch & Talk: $20 members; $30 general; $15 for students with ID. Please add $5 handling charge to above for registration after 5pm Jan. 13, 2009
Register & Pay On-line (click here), or
Call 503-973-5451
SmartPark on NW Davis, between NW Naito Parkway
and NW 1st Ave.


Northwest China Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit located in Portland, Oregon