This GIZ video-based training course, developed for MoHURD and conducted by the National Academy of Mayors of China (NAMC), offers a variety of insights into low-carbon and sustainable urban development in Germany. It contains five course units focusing on:
(1) Sustainable Urban Renewal in Former Industrial Areas
(2) Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Urban Renewal
(3) Striving for Sustainable Neighbourhoods
(4) From Construction Waste to Sustainable Architecture
(5) Adaptation Strategies
Each course includes, among others, a thematic introduction keynote, a thematic city video, a video-based city walk, expert interviews and presentations, training questions, and an intensive ‘further reading’ section. A minimum of 2.5 to 3 hours is needed to follow all elements of the course.
Constellations, a company specialised in the dialogue between China and Europe with a focus on designing learning programmes, has been commissioned to produce the training course. Their video team went to Berlin, Hamburg, and to several cities in the Ruhr area to document city examples.
The course is available in English and Chinese and can be used as illustration material for face-to-face training courses such as the training conducted by NAMC or online training courses for different target groups; it can serve self-studies all over the world as well.