Dajian Zhu

Dajian Zhu

Director of Think-tank of Sustainable Development and New Urbanization, Tongji University

Dr Zhu Dajian is distinguished professor of School of Economics & Management, Director of Think-tank of Sustainable Development and New Urbanization, Head of Department of Public Management and Policy, and Vice Chairman of University Academic Committee at Tongji University in Shanghai. He was awarded the special allowance by China’s State Council in 2000.

His research interests include sustainable development and ecological economics, urban and regional development, public service and public private partnership corporate social responsibility. He was a senior research scholar at Harvard University in 2005 and a visiting research fellow at Melbourne University in 1994-1995.

He is a member of Governance for Sustainability and Circular Economy under Global Agenda Council of World Economic Forum (WEF). He has involved in several policy research projects from international organizations such as UNDP, UNEP, UNICEF,WB, ADB etc. and serves on some international journals’ editorial board like Ecological Economics, International Journal of Public Management, Environmental Policy and Governance, etc.

He is appointed as a member of The State Foundation for Social Sciences, a member of the Social Science Commission under the Chinese Education Ministry, a member of the Experts Commission on Sustainable Development & Resource and Environment under the Chinese Construction Ministry, a special policy advisor for Shanghai Municipal Government and some other Chinese cities, and a sustainable development advisor for Expo 2010 in Shanghai.

He is also members of International Expert Committee of Enel Foundation in Italy, Ellen MacArthur Foundation in UK and Firmenich in Switzerland.           


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