TRANS-URBAN-EU-CHINA Project successfully kicked-off in Dresden

TRANS-URBAN-EU-CHINA – Transition towards urban sustainability through socially integrative cities in the EU and in China

On the 21-23 January 2018 the H2020 TRANS-URBAN-EU-CHINA, a project closely linked to URBAN-EU-CHINA was successfully kicked-off in Dresden, Germany. The key objective of TRANS-URBAN-EU-CHINA is to help policy makers, urban authorities, real estate developers, public service providers and citizens in China to create socially integrative cities in an environmentally friendly and financially viable way. Moreover, it will help urban stakeholders in Europe to reflect and eventually reconsider their approaches towards sustainable urbanisation.

All in all 43 members from 13 out of the 14 partner organizations, Diego Sammaritano (Policy Officer – R&I Cooperation with China), Rodrigo Martín Galán (TRANS-URBAN-EU-CHINA Project Officer) from the European Commission and representatives from the Municipality of Dresden participated at relevant activities.

The meetings were hosted by the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER), and were chaired by Professor Bernhard Müller. The meetings were well organized and discussions were very fruitful, paving the way for a successful start to and continuation of the project.

During the TRANS-URBAN-EU-CHINA consortium meeting it was discussed how to link to the URBAN-EU-CHINA project, especially to the UEC-event cluster in June.