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Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership



Objective

  • Promote exchange of experience, best practice and expertise between national governments, cities, and provinces in China and Germany on current issues of integrated and sustainable urban development
  • Capacity development among municipal actors, urban planners, developers and other relevant stakeholders

 

Description

The Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership was initiated by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in 2013. Since its commission by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of the Federal Republic of Germany (BMUB) in cooperation with the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People’s Republic of China (MoHURD) in June 2016 it is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The project aims at promoting sustainable and integrated urban development in China and Germany.

The focus topics are: urban governance, planning, and renewal; adaptation, disaster prevention and urban resilience; energy efficiency and renewable energy; urban finance; and public participation; low carbon eco-cities construction; resource efficiency, urban water management, and waste recycling; urban transport; sustainable and social housing policy; smart cities; urban biodiversity; and many more.

The Partnership promotes the exchange of experience, best practice and expertise between cities and provinces of the two countries on current issues of integrated and sustainable urban development. The exchange will be fostered by working with city networks and promoting city partnerships between German and Chinese cities.

Through capacity development and training for German and Chinese officials, municipal actors, urban planners, developers and other relevant stakeholders, sustainable and integrated urban development will be strengthened in both countries

  • Energy efficiency
  • Green building
  • Urban transport
  • Urban planning
  • Waste and water management
  • Housing
  • Industry and smart cities
  • Renewable energies
  • Governance
  • Adaptation and mitigation
  • Finance
  • Resource efficiency and recycling
  • Governmental actors
  • Municipal actors
  • Urban planners
  • Relevant stakeholders in the field of urban development
  • Implementation of the Sino-German Working Group on Urbanisation
  • Support Chinese delegation visits to Germany on the topic of standardisation in the building sector, adaptation and resilience in cities and housing markets
  • Participation of Sino-German Mayors Programme in 2016 and preparation of the programme in 2017
  • Workshop on the topic of sponge cities
  • Workshop on prefabricated building for sustainable urbanisation
  • Panel discussion on urban quarter renewal