On the 1st of November, the third Working Group meeting on Urbanisation (WGU) between the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Chinese Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MoHURD) took place in Xuzhou. At the meeting, the themes of the partnership for the next three years were identified. The selected four themes are plus energy buildings and districts, energy efficiency under the scope of sustainable urban renewal, climate adaptation in cities as well as transformative city. In addition, the attendees made progress on the planning for the first Sino-German Urban Forum in China on the 30th of November 2019. The forum will be attended by German and Chinese city representatives as well as stakeholders from the fields of politics, business and civil society from both countries with the aim of exchanging best practices of sustainable urbanisation.