Results of a European-Chinese research project for sustainable urban development

Findings for recent questions of sustainable urban development are presented after three and a half year joint research and discussion of European and Chinese experts in the project TRANS-URBAN-EU-CHINA.

On May 10th and 11th 2021 the final conference "Towards socially integrative cities – Sustainable urban development during the period of the 14th Five-Year Plan of the People’s Republic of China" will be held online, organized by the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design (CAUPD).

At the beginning, major policy recommendations for the urban development policy in China will be presented and discussed.

Thus, the Policy Brief "Towards more sustainable and socially integrative urban expansion and renewal in China – Four strategic fields and twenty recommendations for the years until 2025" summarizes recommendations for the application and adaptation of instruments of urban planning and land management addressing policy makers on different levels, city planners and relevant urban practitioners.

Following, the book "Towards Socially Integrative Cities – Perspectives on Urban Sustainability in Europe and China" will be launched by selected authors. Here also insights from the chapter “Towards Socially Integrative Urban Regeneration – Comparative Perspectives from China and Europe” by Stefanie Roessler, Jianming Cai, Jing Lin and Mengfan Jiang will be presented.

On the second day of the conference, Stefanie Rößler (IOER) will present results for the topic "Land use planning and land management". She led the respective work package and focussed on issues of socially integrative urban renewal, in particular.

Conclusions for European urban development and research cooperation between the European Union and China will be discussed in an online Policy Round Table planned for June 7th 2021 with representatives of the European Commission and various European wide initiatives from the field of urban development.

Further information on project and final conference

Contact at the IOER
Stefanie Rößler, E-Mail:

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 770141.

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