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Urban Transportation Congress Held in Beijing in Early August
The Urban Transportation Congress was held in Beijing during Aug. 2 to 4, 2007 successfully. It was looked as the highest profile conference ever held in China on urban transportation development. The three-day congress was initiated and organized by China Planning Network (CPN), jointly hosted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, China Association for Science and Technology and Outlook Weekly of Xinhua News Agency.

The Congress featured over 100 presentations in the plenary conference and 12 parallel sessions, on which over 80 leading transportation scholars and professionals from all over the world are invited to speak, and 1200~1500 participants are welcomed, including academic scholars and students from universities and research institutes, government officials from the Ministry of Communication, Ministry of Construction, and National Development and Reform Commission, mayors, transportation directors and planning directors from major Chinese cities, and transportation professionals from private industries. The parallel sessions include China National and Municipal Urban Transportation Policies, Managing Urban Congestion: Policies and Practices, Urban Transportation Planning: A Comparative Perspective ― Beijing, London, New York and Chicago, Public Transportation: A New Paradigm in China ect., all of which received good response.

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