COVID-19 epidemy has changed our life and work tremendously, which has made us to think: how can we develop our cities more sustainably, how to use the natural resources, how to keep our environment and follow its’ own rules? Chinese cities have been in the frontier of researching COVID-19 epidemy and city development. In April 2020, Wuhan Housing and Urban Rural Development Bureau has organized a research that consists most important cities in the world -how to react COVID-19 in the short period, what does it mean for the city structure, city infrastructure and government strategies and polices.
East & West Urban consultancy is invited by Tongji University Urban Planning Institute, has given an online lecture on the recent development trends in the Netherlands on 31 March 2020. Resilient city development, circular economy, and public participation & planning are the most themes and trends in the Netherlands in recent years.
Under the EC-LINK project, Dutch experts Team (Amsterdam World Waternet, Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management, Palm Bout Urban Landscape), together with a Chinese expert from China South Technology University have given a training on 20 November 2019 in Zhuhai about Resilient City Development’s principles, strategy and implementation. The experts have given following lectures:
In June 2019, on behalf of the EC-LINK project, a Dutch expert team (World waternet, Palmbout Urban Landscapes, Rijkswaterstaat) was invited by Zhuhai Xiangzhou District, Shihan Neighbourhood Committee to redesign different public squares. The goal is to revitalize the locations with the concept of resilient city development, also with the ..
On 8 April 2019 the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) has hold a round table meeting in the Hague to discuss how urbanization processes and patterns might influence environmental improvement, in both China and elsewhere in the world. During these discussions, the Task Force on Green Urbanization and Environmental Improvementshowed preliminary results from its Special Policy Studies (SPSs). International experts from China, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Belgium have presented their research findings and case studies and reflected on the SPSs preliminary results, from the perspective of Chinese urban development towards 2035 and the key forces shaping it.
This book is published by PBL in English, now is translated by East & West Urban Consultancy into Chinese.
It contains two parts, Cities in the Netherlands, which examines cities in the context of the “Dutch Agenda Stad”, covers three topics that are vital for the city: economy, liveability, and innovation. The other part, Cities in Europe, looks at urban developments across Europe within the context of the Europe 2020 strategy and the Urban Agenda for the EU.
As the key expert of EC-LINK (Europe -China Eco Cities Link Project) on sustainable urban planning, East West Urban Consultancy has been on charge for the following cooperation and exchange in the field of sustainable urban development. In 2018 The exchange has emphasized on green building, resilient/sponge city development. Chinese and WU cities have been intensively involved,such as Zhuhai, Guilin, Zhuzhou, Qingdao and Amsterdam, Bologna, Valencia, Hamburg and Berlin.
Under the leader of International Cooperation Department of Building Energy and Science & Technology, Ministry of Housing & Urban Rural Development, a delegation formed by different Chinese city urban planning departments’ representatives has officially visited the Dutch Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relationship in mid –September.
A delegation from Landsea Group Nanjing & Shanghai Offices has visited the Netherlands for Urban Regeneration in mid -September. The company is among the top 100 leading developers in China and at the frontier of green tech properties, such as green-building technologies, green elderly care and green financial services.