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China approves and publishes master plan for Xiongan New Area

Chinese authorities have approved and published the master plan for the Xiongan New Area, marking a crucial step forward in the planning and construction of the new economic zone, which they say will be of “lasting importance for the millennium to come”. High-quality development founded on innovation and high-tech industries is the focal point of … Continue reading “China approves and publishes master plan for Xiongan New Area”

URBAN-EU-CHINA facilitating MoU-signing between NTNU and Tongji University

On April 20th a high-level delegation from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), including URBAN-EU-CHINA’s (UEC) project coordinator Annemie Wyckmans and project officer Wang Yu, visited Tongji University in Shanghai. UEC was also represented on the Tongji side of the table, with UEC consortium-members Cao Buyang and Otthein Herzog from the China Intelligent … Continue reading “URBAN-EU-CHINA facilitating MoU-signing between NTNU and Tongji University”

JPI Urban Europe Agora Strategic Dialogue

“Dilemmas and Potentials of Urban Transitions towards Sustainable Urban Futures”   What are the urgent challenges in urban transitions/transformations? What are the ‘hardest cases’ in the urban mission? What and how are they defined by different communities and stakeholders? The Agora Strategic Dialogue in Bucharest 2018 is a two-day event with dialogues, discussions, co-creation, and … Continue reading “JPI Urban Europe Agora Strategic Dialogue”

E-Culture and Arts for Intelligent Cities – Workshop

E-Culture and Arts for Intelligent Cities Digital access to cultural assets offers the opportunity for a variety of actors to engage into a discourse on cultural identities, and to form and link city-level cultural communities based on a shared interest of understanding, interpreting and exploiting culture. These Communities foster the co-working and co-creation of citizens, … Continue reading “E-Culture and Arts for Intelligent Cities – Workshop”

Transforming Cities, Enhancing Well-being: Innovating with Nature-Based Solutions

Think Nature and Connecting Nature are pleased to jointly host the H2020 Clustering Action “Transforming Cities, Enhancing Well-being: innovating with nature-based solutions” which takes place from 16th -18th May 2018, in the University of A Coruña (Spain). The Clustering Action will bring together representatives from the European Commission and other international institutions dealing with the funding, monitoring and evaluation of … Continue reading “Transforming Cities, Enhancing Well-being: Innovating with Nature-Based Solutions”


LEAD THE CLEAN ENERGY TRANSITION European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is a month-long series of activities to build a secure energy future for Europe. It brings together public authorities, private companies, NGOs and consumers to promote initiatives to save energy and move towards renewables for clean, secure and efficient power. Launched in 2006 by the … Continue reading “EU SUSTAINABLE ENERGY WEEK”

Sino-Dutch cooperation – Future relationship looks bright

China would like to work with the Netherlands and other EU countries to safeguard the multilateral trade system guided by the World Trade Organization and firmly support multilateralism and free trade, Premier Li Keqiang told visiting Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on 12th of April. The international community is confronted with uncertainties and instability, and … Continue reading “Sino-Dutch cooperation – Future relationship looks bright”

URBAN-EU-CHINA partner ISINNOVA involved in HEART, call for one ESR re-opened

The IoT is a key growth business area for EU firms, which need to acquire competencies and skills for the exploitation of their innovation potential abroad. China is a key destination market, but products and solutions have to be tailored to the needs, behaviours and habits of Chinese consumers and to the specificity of the … Continue reading “URBAN-EU-CHINA partner ISINNOVA involved in HEART, call for one ESR re-opened”

The stage is set for China to eventually lead the world in green power

From China Daily: China’s cities are again seeing blue skies, urban pollution levels are declining and water and energy consumption per unit of GDP has dropped considerably. China has also become the world’s largest producer and installer of solar panels, and in cities like Beijing they are converting their coal-fired manufacturing and heating plants to … Continue reading “The stage is set for China to eventually lead the world in green power”


In the URBAN-EU-CHINA Innovation Platform on Sustainable Urbanisation, 12 experienced European and Chinese consortium partners from across the sustainable urbanisation value chain join forces to support the European Commission in its aim to make EU-China sustainable urbanisation cooperation more accessible, attractive, and rewarding for a broader set of stakeholders. To accomplish this we organise a coordinated series of actions including: a strategic R&I agenda, scoping and assessment, networking events, peer-to-peer exchanges, bench-marking and monitoring, and joint demonstration projects.

By creating tighter coupling between city-level, national, and supra-national programmes, planning, policies, and projects, URBAN-EU-CHINA will yield a significant increase in cooperative EU-CHINA R&I activities. As URBAN-EU-CHINA Innovation Platform, we will:

  1. Promote and develop Joint Policy Strategies for EU-China cooperation on sustainable urbanisation
  2. Create a Nursery of Joint Projects, from a broad range of low-threshold to a few high-performance projects
  3. Promote Brokerage of City-Industry-Science Partnerships using virtual and face to face meeting places


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 733571.