Workshop on Urban Renewal Policy and Technology

Dec 6, 2018 Dec 6, 2018

The Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership (SGUP) was excited to recently collaborate with the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MoHURD) and The World Bank by jointly organizing an informative seminar regarding urban renewal policy and technology.
The workshop, which was held in Beijing on December 6th, included presentations about best practices by experts from organisations including BuroHappold, CRRC, The World Bank, SGUP and MoHURD. In particular, Mr. Peter Sailer from the SGUP demonstrated Germany’s experiences of promoting the urban renewal of buildings and quarters. He also explained that Germany had embraced urban renewal as one of its strategies to fight against climate change. The presentations were followed by a rich discussion about challenges and opportunities in the area. Given the positive feedback of this event, both Chinese and German parties agreed to launch a workshop series on urban renewal over 2019 in a bid to encourage knowledge-sharing between the countries, discuss the development of policy guidelines and explore the potential for future collaboration.

Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership

Project country
Political Partners
German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU); Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People's Republic of China (MoHURD)
Implementation Partners
Center for Science and Technology and Industrialization Development (CSTID); China Association of Mayors
05/2016 - 07/2020

In 2013, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang initiated the Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership as a response to rising rates of urbanisation, a higher frequency of climate change-induced natural disasters and increasing levels of environmental degradation. The partnership is overseen by the Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MoHURD) of the People’s Republic of China, and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has been responsible for implementing the Partnership Project since June 2016. Funded through the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of BMU, the project focuses on promoting sustainable, integrated urban development in China and Germany. The governing structure of the Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership consists of a Steering Committee and an Annual Meeting of the Working Group on Urbanisation that involves all active members in the Partnership. Every three years a High-level Forum on Urbanisation is held, alternating between China and Germany.