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SGUP at the 2018 Conference on Urban Planning and Development in Suzhou

The 2018 Conference on Urban Planning and Development in Suzhou witnessed engaging sessions on sustainability and holistic planning, participatory processes, role of technology and more. Peter Sailer, Project Director of SGUP, presented on Germany's Urbanisation trajectory from the last three decades. Read the summary of the presentation here

 

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  • AHK China Econet Monitor - Green Markets & Climate Challenge

    This month’s AHK Econet Monitor on Green Markets & Climate Challenge highlights various Sino-German cooperation projects that have been successfully implemented in the fields of Smart Sponge Cities, energy-efficiency tech solutions in the building sector and waste and recycling management in China. 

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  • Building Energy Consumption and Carbon Emission Accounting System of Jiangsu

    Jiangsu Province has clearly set out energy-saving and GHG reduction targets for the 12th Five Year Plan (FYP) period, to be achieved by 2020. This report by the Sino-German Cooperation Programme on Jiangsu Low Carbon Development proposes an innovative accounting system for building energy consumption and carbon emissions, to support evaluation of Jiangsu’s progress towards the 12th FYP.

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  • AHK China econet monitor - Green Building Special 2018

    The “econet monitor” Green Building Special is an annual publication highlighting the newest developments and trends in green building in China. SGUP, in collaboration with Beijing Uni-Construction Company, has made a strong contribution to plus energy building for advancing sustainable urban development.

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  • Energy Efficient Buildings and Districts - a Keystone Paper by the Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership

    Introducing the Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership's Keystone Paper: Energy Efficient Buildings and Districts

     

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  • Plus Energy Buildings and Districts - a Keystone Paper by the Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership

    Introducing the Sino-german Urbanisation Partnership's Keystone Paper: Plus Energy Buildings and Districts

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  • AHK China Econet Monitor - Green Building Special 2019

    The Econet’s Green Building Monitor Special vividly describes how green buildings can effectively alleviate the ngeative implication of rapid urbanisation occurring in China, and simeontaesously meet the increasing demands for higher quality and improving living conditions by China’s growing middle class. China hosts the world’s largest green building market which unleashes immense potential for green and sustainable urbanisation.

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  • Low Carbon Development Status Quo in Jiangsu Province

    Jiangsu remains a key province in China for promoting industrialisation and urban development, and currently faces a serious energy-saving and emissions reduction challenges. This report, produced by the Sino-German Cooperation Program on Jiangsu Low Carbon Development, summarises the policies, regulations, pilot demonstrations and general climate change mitigation efforts undertaken by Jiangsu during the 11th Five Year Plan (2007-2012) period.

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  • Carbon Reduction Potential Analysis of GHG emission at county level

    Climate change has become a global problem, and curtailing GHG emissions is an important process for promoting mitigation and adaptation. This report examines Changshu and Rugao counties of Jiangsu Province in terms of their carbon emissions and develops GHG reduction potential calculations based on scenario analysis. It was published by the Sino-German Cooperation Program on Jiangsu Low Carbon Development on the Carbon Reduction Potential of GHG emissions at the County Level.

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  • German Experiences to obtain Energy Efficiency Gains in Cities through Green Buildings

    This textbook provides a holistic summary of Germany's energy efficiency efforts in the building sector and further examples in the European context, and is of relevance to initiatives aiming to promote green building development in China. It was published by the Sino-German Cooperation Project on 'Qualification of Key Actors in the Building Energy Efficiency Sector (KABEE)'.A textbook published by the Sino-German Cooperation Project on 'Qualification of Key Actors in the Building Energy Efficiency Sector (KABEE)' which provides a holistic summary of Germany's energy efficiency efforts in the building sector and further examples in the Europen context, being of relevance for the continued push for green building development in China.

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  • German Experiences to obtain Energy Efficiency Gains in Cities through Application of Renewable Energies in Urban Areas

    This training textbook aims to contribute to more efficient exploitation of energy saving potentials, as well as the implementation of climate change mitigation measures in Chinese cities through renewable energy development. It was published by the Sino-German Cooperation Project 'Qualification of Key Actors in the Building Energy Efficiency Sector (KABEE)'.

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  • German Experiences to obtain Energy Efficiency Gains in Cities through Eco-Industrial Park (EIP) Development

    This training textbook provides information on German experiences in responding to the ecological demands of industrial development through implementing energy efficiency measures into eco-industrial park development. It was published by the Sino-German Cooperation Project 'Qualification of Key Actors in the Building Energy Efficiency Sector (KABEE)'.

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  • A Guide for Energy Efficiency Retrofit of Existing Buildings

    Buildings, which account for roughly a third of global carbon dioxide emissions, constitute a key area where measures can be implemented to promote climate change resilience. This guide aims to showcase optimal energy-saving strategies for buildings and best-practice examples from China and Germany to homeowners, architects and engineers. It was provided by the Sino-German Cooperation Project on Low Carbon Compound Projects in City Networks in Jiangsu Province.

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  • Energy Evaluation Report Summary of Liberty Garment Factory

    Liberty Garment Factory is the industry leader in clothing production and commerce in China, and in recent years has implemented a range of energy-saving measures to support sustainable development. This summary provides a detailed energy evaluation of the factory, which is the first Chinese enterprise to have undergone and completed several environment-related audits, including the Energy Management system audit (GB/T23331) and the Greenhouse Gases Verification (ISO14064).

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  • Making a Case for the Sustainable Development Goals from Asia

    Learn about the success stories of implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from various GIZ partner countries in Asia. 

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  • Introducing the Sino-German Urban Partnership's Mission and Activities

    Discover the goals and work of the Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership with this informative guide.

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  • Public Transport Integration and Transit Alliances

    Transit Alliances enable the participation of multiple stakeholders and operators, thus making mobility more attractive and integrative for users. This publication gives an insight into the detailed benefits of such alliances, and also provides know-how on implementation of successful Transit Alliances.

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  • New Planning Culture in German Cities - Topics, Priorities and Processes

    This publication highlights 55 best practice project cases from 34 German cities that exemplify innovative approaches to and qualitative standards for urban planning and development. It was produced by Darmstadt University of Technology in cooperation with the German Association of Cities and the Federal Institute for Building, Urban and Environmental Research. This version has been translated into Chinese.

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  • Urban Renewal in Districts - a Keystone Paper by the Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership

    Introducing the Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership's Keystone Paper on Urban Renewal in Districts

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  • Transformative City - a Keystone Paper by the Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership

    Introducing the Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership's Keystone Paper "Transformative City"

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  • Sustainable Urban Planning | Vibrant Neighbourhoods – Smart Cities – Resilience

    Life in the city is popular and creating liveable urban space is undoubtedly a priority for planners. Yet what makes a city worth living in? How do we define sustainable neighbourhoods that will function properly and continue to attract people in the future? What does "Smart City" or "resilience" really mean?

    The completely revised, new edition of this publication provides the answers. It addresses the fundamental challenges of urban planning today and offers planners essential knowledge, implementation strategies and ways toward holistic concept development. Examples of international neighbourhood developments clearly show how aspects of sustainable urban planning can be implemented in practice.

    - Holistic concepts for urban areas

    - International project examples for successful neighbourhood developments

    - Strategies and tools for successful implementation in practice

    First published in German in 2013, this book presents the first comprehensive overview of the complex challenges and action areas in sustainable urban planning. The book demonstrates how to integrate overarching sustainable urban design principles into the planning process and sets out a full range of planning strategies and tools for designing living neighbourhoods with a human focus.

    The central point at the heart of this book is integrated planning. This is the process and pratice of analysing, balancing and uniting the most wide-ranging social, cultural, and environmental objectives in order to forge holistic concepts. A selection of international case studies illustrates ways to implement aspects of sustainable planning within a variety of different specific frameworks.

    Editors and authors: Helmut Bott, Gregor Grassl, Stephan Anders

    May 2019

    280 pages with numerous illustrations

    23 x 29.7 cm

    Hardcover

    English

    ISBN: 978-3-95553-462-2

     

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