Environmental problems have aroused widespread concern in recent years to tackle pollution. Cycling, as a low-carbon transport vehicle, gains increasingly support yet continues to face huge challenges. In order to gain a better understanding of China’s current cycling system, the joint research project Study on the Sino-German Urban Cycling System and the Construction of Bicycle […]
The 2019 Mayors Tour (GIZ’s 37th annual Mayor’s Tour) was successfully completed with 16 government officials and business leaders from Tianjin this year. Over the course of two weeks, the delegation visited several cities in the Ruhr area as well as Munich in the Southern part of Germany. They discussed the ongoing structural change, the […]
On 12 April 2019, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development issued the Economic Indicators for Green Buildings which can be used as a reference for investment decision-making, and project evaluation. This indicates a trend from the central government that energy savings in buildings will continuously be the focus in coming years. The newly released […]
On March 25 and 26, 2019, CSTID attached to the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Construction (MoHURD) together with GIZ co-organized the International Expert Seminar on Guidelines for Climate-Adaptive Urban Construction. International and national experts have conducted in-depth discussions on the text of the Guidelines, fully communicated ideas and experiences for addressing adaptation in urban construction and improving urban resilience.
A workshop on Plus Energy Building was held in Beijing on March 21, 2019. It was jointly organized by the GIZ and the Department of Standard and Norms of the MoHURD. Plus Energy Building/District is one of the future key topics of SGUP. Plus Energy Building refers to buildings that produce more energy than they […]
China has adopted a nationwide urban regulation on December 1st. The new regulation – the “City Planning and Design Standards for Urban Residential Areas” – was drawn up by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MoHURD). The new regulation shall enable China to better coordinate its urban strategy with existing industry standards. It will […]
March 2018 saw China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) establish five main areas to be prioritised for its 2018 Urbanisation Plan and Guideline. These five measures are the latest policy strategies and are aimed to tackle the greatest urbanisation-related challenges that China currently faces. The key tasks are: • Reforming and updating the controversial […]