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Innovation-Driven Urbanisation Conference

October 25, 2017 - October 26, 2017

2017 China-EU Conference on Sustainable Urbanisation aims to build on and continue the previous achievements of the EU-China Urbanisation Partnership, which was agreed in May 2012 by President Barroso and Premier Li Keqiang. In 2017, we commemorate the five-year anniversary of this Partnership. This first annual conference plays an important role in the implementation of both the Partnership and the Ministry of Science and Technology’s Horizon 2020 Co-Funding Mechanism as a means of facilitating future discussion, collaboration, and mutual learning between countries.

China is in the processes of establishing an Innovation-Driven New Area and the focus of this conference will be on this initiative. The Xiongan New Area will demonstrate how innovative-driven development, prioritising ecological protection and improving people’s well-being, can be introduced. The construction of the Xiongan New Area is of national significance and will support similar initiatives planned for the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, and the Shanghai Pudong New Area. Innovation-driven development in New Areas is an important new area of growth which would benefit greatly from international cooperation to promote the sharing of knowledge and resources to address urban, regional, and global issues such as sustainability, city-to-city connectivity, industry links, and city development.

Theme of the conference:

  • Innovation-Driven Development in New Areas


  • The Urban Planning Society of China (UPSC)
  • URBAN-EU-CHINA Innovation Platform on Sustainable Urbanisation;
  • Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development of the Ministry of Science and Technology (CASTED)
  • China Academy of Fine Arts

Special Supporter:

  • Delegation of the European Union to China
  • Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe (JPI UE)
  • China Construction News



  • The China Academy of Urban Planning and Design (CAUPD)

Che Gong Zhuang Xi Lu 10, Haidian district, Beijing

Nearest Subway Station: Beishiqiao South, line 6 and 9

Attendance quota: 120 Max



Chinese-English simultaneous translation will be provided.

Conference Attendance:

The conference will bring together urban planners, policy makers, industry experts, practitioners, and scholars from around the world to share their insights, experience and solutions to the Innovation-Driven Development in New Areas.

Delegates will include representatives from the European Union and Chinese governments, European city mayors, distinguished urbanisation experts, and key decision makers who will discuss innovative-led recommendations for our future approach to sustainable urbanisation, EU-China joint strategies, co-funding, as well as an exchange of knowledge and facilitation of science-city-industry partnerships.

Conference Agenda:


24, October

Full day Registration

25, October

Full day

closed-door meeting

Kick-off meeting of the Ministry of Science and Technologys Horizon 2020 Co-Funding Mechanism Project

26, October



8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-12:00 Keynotes Welcome Speeches
Opening Remarks
Keynote Speeches: New Area – Current Situation
Panel session I

Defining Future Pathways: Innovation-Driven Urban Development

Panel session II

Preserving Traditional Culture: The Characteristics of Urban Development

12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-17:00 Forum I: People’s Well-Being Oriented Urban Development
Forum II: Ecological and Sustainable Urban Development
Forum III: Power of Innovative Entrepreneurship in a New Area
17:00-19:00 European Research Day Kick-Off Event



Registration Information

Registration is essential due to limited space. Please book your tickets as soon as possible.

For Email registration, please RSVP before September 25, 2017 to Dr. Chang Liu at caupd_eu@163.com

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For On-line registration, please book your tickets here: https://2017-china-eu-conference.eventbrite.com


For media interviews and further information (in English and Chinese), please contact:

Dr. Chang Liu

The China Academy of Urban Planning and Design (CAUPD)


+86 010 8830 5184


October 25, 2017
October 26, 2017
Event Category:


北京, China