On December 02nd, 2020, SGUP Project and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability co-hosted a seminar on “Sustainable Urban Renewal-Experience from Chinese and German Cities: Nature-based solutions in the city of Dortmund in Germany”. The webinar mainly focused on sharing planning strategies and policies regarding nature-based solutions and urban sustainable development in the city of Dortmund.
Mr. Ludger Wilde, Deputy Mayor of Dortmund for Environment, Planning, and Housing, presented the city’s planning policies since the year 2000, which included the reuse of former coal and steel plants, the strengthening of green infrastructure, and the promotion of public-private partnerships between academia, economy, and government. Dortmund’s most representative project is the “ProGIreg Proficient Green Infrastructure”. The project aims at encouraging citizen’s participation in green infrastructure projects, improving road connections, as well as at enhancing citizen’s experience of urban life.
Dr. TIAN Yongying, Deputy Director of the Urban Construction and Regeneration Division of MoHURD’s Technology and Industrialization Development Center emphasized that China has made urban regeneration one of the development directions for cities in the 14th Five-Year Plan and the 2035 development goals.
The recorded seminar can be watched in full length here.
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