19. February 2021

Platforms for exchange and close cooperation are key tools on the cities’ path towards sustainable urban development. The annual two-week long Mayors’ Study-Tour Program facilitates such a knowledge exchange on sustainable city making between China and Germany. In 2022, the Mayors’ Programme celebrates its 40th anniversary.

20. January 2021

Beijing Daxing International Airport officially opened on this Wednesday. Although being one of the biggest airports in the world now with four runways and a 700,000-square-meter terminal area, the airport is walking-friendly --- within a walking distance of 600m or 8 minutes, passengers can arrive at the terminal centre from the transport hub. It also offers various new technologies including facial recognition and robotic parking system etc. Besides these, energy and environment is also an important concern. 

20. January 2021

With the annual rainfall 1200-1500 mm and the majority falls in spring and summer, the city of Changde faces the severe risk of urban inland flood and its intensity goes even worse when climate scenarios show more fluctuating in precipitation. Meanwhile, with the rapid progress in urbanization and industrialization, urban rivers turned to muddy and smelly with the surface overflowing with cyanobacteria. In the purpose of updating city infrastructure to be as flexible as a sponge in adapting to environmental changes and inland flood risk, as well as addressing the urban river pollution issues, sponge city has been strategized as a key measure to deal with water problem and as a core urban adaptation approach.

20. January 2021

In the Outline of the 12th Five-Year Plan (FYP) for National Economic and Social Development of the People's Republic of China, issued in 2010, it was the first time that addressing climate change was established as a separate chapter, putting forward the strategic requirements for enhancing capacity for climate change and considering impacts of climate change in planning and urban construction.

20. January 2021

From the first Chinese Design Standards for Civil Buildings in 1986 to the recent released National Standard of Green Buildings Assessment, policy on energy efficiency and carbon emissions of buildings, including retrofitting old ones and constructing new ones, has undergone significant changes in the past decades in China.

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