The Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership (SGUP) was excited to recently collaborate with the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MoHURD) and The World Bank by jointly organizing an informative seminar regarding urban renewal policy and technology. The workshop, which was held in Beijing on December 6th, included presentations about best practices by experts from organisations including BuroHappold, CRRC, The World Bank, SGUP and MoHURD. In particular, Mr Peter Sailer from the SGUP demonstrated Germany’s experiences of promoting the urban renewal of buildings and quarters. He also explained Germany had embraced urban renewal as one of its strategies to fight against climate change. The presentations were followed by a rich discussion about challenges and opportunities in the area. Given the positive feedback of this event, both the Chinese and German parties agreed to launch a workshop series on urban renewal over 2019 in a bid to encourage knowledge-sharing between the countries, discuss the development of policy guidelines and explore the potential for future collaboration.