16th International Conference on Urban Health, Abstract submission deadline 19 April 2019

People Oriented Urbanisation: Transforming Cities for Health and Well-Being 4 – 8 November 2019 | Xiamen, China The theme for the 16th International Conference on Urban Health  (ICUH 2019) is People Oriented Urbanisation: Transforming Cities for Health and Well-Being. People oriented urbanisation is about liveable, sustainable and healthy cities. People’s health and well-being in cities is … Continue reading “16th International Conference on Urban Health, Abstract submission deadline 19 April 2019”

Beijing goes digital in improving urban administration

A new early warning system developed by Beijing’s capital highway development group and Beijing Jiaotong University is featured in a recent article by China Daily. Beijing aims to utilize technology like big data, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence to modernize its urban administration, according to a guideline on delicacy management of the city issued last … Continue reading “Beijing goes digital in improving urban administration”

Review: 2018 China-EU Conference on Sustainable Urbanisation

The second high-level 2018 China-EU Conference on Sustainable Urbanisation was successfully concluded in Beijing on 12 December 2018. It was the second conference of its kind since the inaugural event was held last year. The Conference was organized by CAUPD, supported by Urban Planning Society of China (UPSC), URBAN-EU-CHINA and TRANS-URBAN-EU-CHINA projects, with special support … Continue reading “Review: 2018 China-EU Conference on Sustainable Urbanisation”

2019 EU-China Sustainable Urban Development & Tech Innovation Industry Forum

The Joint Declaration on the EU-China Partnership on Urbanisation signed by the EU and Chinese leaders in 2012 opened a new chapter for the EU-China urbanisation cooperation. In the past six years, the two sides have witnessed wider, deeper and more practical cooperation. To expand and deepen such cooperation on urbanisation, and under the guidance … Continue reading “2019 EU-China Sustainable Urban Development & Tech Innovation Industry Forum”

Director-General of Research and Innovation of the European Commission attended the China-EU Urban Innovation Award Ceremony in Beijing

On December 12, 2018, the “Horizon 2020” Urban-EU-China Innovation Platform on Sustainable Urbanization Award Ceremony was held in Beijing, co-hosted by the Urban-EU-China Innovation Platform Project Group, China Center for Urban Development and the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. Director-General of Research and high-level representatives of the EU delegation attended the event and witnessed the … Continue reading “Director-General of Research and Innovation of the European Commission attended the China-EU Urban Innovation Award Ceremony in Beijing”

China’s Belt and Road Initiative finds new research partners in Europe

Smaller member states are the beneficiaries of China’s global trade and diplomacy project. NatureINDEX recently published a very interesting and informative comment by Professors Marijk van der Wende of Utrecht University and Robert Tijssen of Leiden University on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and how the expanding trade routes have spurred scientific partnerships between China and … Continue reading “China’s Belt and Road Initiative finds new research partners in Europe”

Upcoming Events

As always, there are many upcoming conferences, forums, workshops and other events related to sustainable urbanisation and smart cities this spring, please check out our EVENTS calendar on the right side of the page, or our Events page for a full overview.