Peter Head’s TEST

“But a city is more than a place in space, it is a drama in time”, Prof. Peter Head, University of Bristol-Cabot Institute Fellow, gave a talk on “Creating The Ecological Civilisation Through Planning And Design of Cities And Their Buildings”, when he met the secretariat of the ISDE on May 13 in Beijing. Prof. Guo Huadong, Secretariat General of the ISDE, expressed the gratitude to the visit and appreciated Peter’s achievements for building a digital planet with advancing technology in city engineering.

“TEST stepped into the space between existing institutions to facilitate systems integration”, he depicted his initiative TEST (The Ecological Sequestration Trust), a network which aims to provide resilience civil planning and environmental approach solving problems of civilisation and urban development. TEST, advocating a more effective and sustainable fund method, advance composite technology in cities and regions with world-class expert, high quality earth data and city modelling .

Mr. Christoph Graf von Waldersee, Project Director of the China City Development Foundation, and the secretariat of the ISDE participated the meeting.

Peter Head, a recognised world leader, has won many awards for his work including the Award of Merit of IABSE, the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Silver Medal and the Prince Philip Award for Polymers in the Service of Mankind. He was cited by Time magazine in 2008 as one of 30 global eco-heroes and has been one of CNN’s Principle Voices. In 2011 he was awarded the CBE in the New Year’s Honours List for services to Civil Engineering and the Environment.