On 26 July, the first implementation workshop of the Urban-Act China component was held in Beijing, bringing together eight representatives from all four implementation partners of the project: the Shanghai Urban Planning and Design Research Institute (SUPDRI), Tongji University, the National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC), and the Xi’an Urban Planning and Design Research Institute (XUPDRI). Kicking off the workshop, Mr Liu Tong, the Project Implementation Director of the Urban-Act China component, extended a warm welcome to all attendees and provided an overview of the current project status and work plan. Subsequently, each implementation partner presented its respective work plans, expressing its commitment to collaborate in the upcoming project activities.
SUPDRI will focus on urban-level general planning with an emphasis on integrating low-carbon and climate mitigation aspects, conducting pilot work in Jiaxing City. NCSC and XUPDRI will collaborate on detailed urban-level planning and climate adaptation work, conducting pilot projects in four selected neighbourhoods in Xi’an City. Tongji University will concentrate on the special planning of green, low-carbon urban transportation and biodiversity in Xiamen City.
Following in-depth discussions with the project’s implementation partners, Mr Liu provided further clarification regarding the project’s core values and expected outcomes. The project team is enthusiastic about actively promoting the project’s achievements in China and other project regions.