Shenzhen Sino-Dutch Low Carbon City: A participant observer's view of developing an eco-city in China

Friday 27 April 2012 - 13:00
University of Westminster, London

Professor Martin de Jong, TU-Delft (Netherlands) / Harbin Institute of Technology (China)

Agrowing number of eco-cities in China involve foreign expertise, including investment, technology and knowledge transfer. Best known are the Sino-SingaporeanTiajin Eco-City and the Sino-SwedishCaofeidian Eco-City initiatives. This lecture explores the more recent Sino-Dutch Shenzhen Low Carbon City, located in South-East China close to Hong Kong. Since June 2010, a mixed group of Chinese and Dutch academics and architects has been actively involved in advising the Shenzhengovernmenton how to turn Pingdi, a relatively underdeveloped community of 160,000 residents, into a world-class knowledge area. Professor Martin de Jong, initiator of this bilateral collaboration and co-author of the strategic spatial vision,will discuss the core ideas of the strategic plan and the planning and decision-making context.

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