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2017 China-EU Conference on Sustainable Urbanisation:  Innovation-Driven Development in New Areas 

26 October 2017 - 9:00 am - 5:30 pm


The 2017 China-EU Conference on Sustainable Urbanisation aims to build on and continue the previous achievements of the EU-China Urbanisation Partnership, which was agreed in May 2012 by President Barroso and Premier Li Keqiang. In 2017, we commemorate the five-year anniversary of this Partnership. This first annual conference plays an important role in the implementation of both the Partnership and the Ministry of Science and Technology’s Horizon 2020 Co-Funding Mechanism as a means of facilitating future discussion, collaboration, and mutual learning between countries.

China is in the processes of establishing an Innovation-Driven New Area and the focus of this conference will be on this initiative. The Xiongan New Area will demonstrate how innovative-driven development, prioritising ecological protection and improving people’s well-being, can be introduced. The construction of the Xiongan New Area is of national significance and will support similar initiatives planned for the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, and the Shanghai Pudong New Area. Innovation-driven development in New Areas is an important new area of growth which would benefit greatly from international cooperation to promote the sharing of knowledge and resources to address urban, regional, and global issues such as sustainability, city-to-city connectivity, industry links, and city development.

The conference will bring together urban planners, policy makers, industry experts, practitioners, and scholars from around the world to share their insights, experience and solutions to the Innovation-Driven Development in New Areas. Delegates will include representatives from the European Union and Chinese governments, European city mayors, distinguished urbanisation experts, and key decision makers who will discuss innovative-led recommendations for our future approach to sustainable urbanisation, EU-China joint strategies, co-funding, as well as an exchange of knowledge and facilitation of science-city-industry partnerships.

China Academy of Urban Planning and Design of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (CAUPD)

Co-organised by:
The Urban Planning Society of China (UPSC), URBAN-EU-CHINA, Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development of the Ministry of Science and Technology (CASTED), China Academy of Fine Arts
Special Support from: Delegation of the European Union to China, JPI Urban Europe

Three major things you will miss if you do not attend the conference:
– more than 16 keynote speeches related to the Innovation-Driven Development in New Areas
– expert workshops on People’s Well-Being Oriented Urban Development, Ecological and Sustainable Development or Power of New Area Innovative Entrepreneurship
– networking with Chinese and international attendees, experts, and VIP Chinese government and European Union representatives

Registration information
Registration is essential due to limited space. Please book your tickets as soon as possible.

For Email registration, please RSVP before September 25, 2017 to Dr. Chang Liu at caupd_eu@163.com
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Online registration
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For media interviews and further information (in English and Chinese), please contact:
Dr. Chang Liu, caupd_eu@163.com +86 010 8830 5184


26 October 2017
9:00 am - 5:30 pm


China Academy of Urban Planning and Design 海淀区, 车公庄西路10号 Beijing, China 100089
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