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37 months (2020)
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UE-funded research - H2020 - Societal Challenges - Inclusive Societies
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One of the greatest challenges facing Chinese urbanisation is how to best design and turn cities into intelligent, socially integrative and sustainable environments. TRANS-URBAN-EU-CHINA addresses this key challenge. According to the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20120), China will “redouble” its “ef-forts to improve urban planning, development, and management” and to “improve living environments so that people can enjoy a more secure, relaxing, and satisfying city life”. The (Chinese) National New Urbanisation Plan (2014-2020) provides strong policy support for strategic decision-making and implementation of sustainable development approaches, aiming to be innovative, coordinated, green, open and shared. Good practices and methods from Europe in terms of social inclusiveness, cultural dynamics and eco-nomic viability have proven to be very significant to China, but Chinese cities need new insights to implement, scale up and transfer these practices in their own operational realities. This can also pro-duce positive learning effects on the European side, and will influence the European research agenda on sustainable urbanisation.



  • Leibniz-Institut für ökologische Raumentwicklung / The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development


Total cost: € 2,577,562.50
Total contribution: € 2,577,562.50
PoliTo total cost: € 109,475.00
PoliTo contribution: € 109,475.00