On Jan. 6, Barry Wilson was presented with the 2012 China Outstanding Contribution Award in Beijing at the China Urbanization International Summit from the China International Urbanization Development Strategy Research Committee, in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the course of China's urbanization.
Since 1995, he has developed a deep personal understanding of China’s urbanization, outlining and presenting five major problems including:
As a response Barry has advocated a system of planning and design strategies to address these issues.
The sponsor of this summit commented that:
“Barry Wilson has persistently presented his visionary ideas regarding China’s urbanization process and his opinions are very pertinent to the present condition of cities in China.”