On January 6, 2017, a delegation consisting of Academician Deo, Scientia Professor AO of The University of New South Wales (UNSW) and CEO of Australian National Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living, Dr. Fan Hua, Manager of Innovation Technology Transformation Center of UNSW, and other guests visited College of Architecture and Environment, Sichuan University, and attended International Workshop on Smart City Development and International Project Cooperation. Pro. Xiong Feng, Dean of the Collge, Xie Lingzhi, Associate Dean of Institute of New Energy and Low Carbon Technology, Pro. Long Enshen, Associate Dean of Institute for Disaster Management and Reconstruction, and other faculty representatives participated in the workshop.
The attendees discussed research prospect and potential cooperation in the fields of smart city, including integrated smart city module, intelligent building, intelligent components of open space, components of ventilation and indoor air environment. Later on, Pro. Matt of UNSW on a visit to Singapore was connected via remote video and he introduced other embedded smart city technologies, including intelligent-response building, digital-response community, reversible hydrogen fuel cell, and one type of battery with safety, low price and high energy density. The attendees also exchanged their opinions on the orientation of future cooperation.
After the workshop, College of Architecture and Environment, in association with Sichuan Society of Architects and Civil Engineers, and the delegation led by Academician DEO launched a seminar, specific to cooperative colleges, relevant enterprises and public institutions in the headquarters of Huashi Group.