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Jan 25, 2014

Portland shares green approach with Kunming (China Daily)

Planning and design experts from Portland, the United States, are helping Kunming to promote walking and cycling to lower carbon emissions and alleviate traffic congestion. Energy Foundation China promotes the partnership of the two cities.
Jan 24, 2014

Experts preach walking to cure traffic headaches (China Daily)

Planning and design experts from Portland, Oregon suggested Kunming promote walking and cycling to lower carbon emissions and alleviate traffic congestions during rush hour, after a four-day visit to the capital of Southwest China's Yunnan province.
Jun 26, 2013

Foundation aims to improve China's cityscapes (China Daily)

"Our goal is really helping Chinese cities figure out the best way to tackle land-use patterns, transportation systems and building design," said Jiang Lin, senior vice-president of the Energy Foundation.
Mar 22, 2013

How Cities Can Save China (NY Times)

How Cities Can Save China By HENRY M. PAULSON Jr. Published: December 4, 2012 CHINA is experiencing its most severe economic downturn in decades, and revitalizing its economic model is critical to future prosperity — not only in China, but around the world. Central to that effort is the transformation of China’s cities. By adopting a new approach to urbanization, its leaders can assure more balanced investment, address a major source of debt, achieve a consumption windfall and clean up the country’s environment.

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Feb 4, 2017

MOU Signed to Launch an Urbanization Forum

China Academy of Urban Planning & Design (CAUPD) and EF China signed on January 19 a memorandum of understanding on establishing ‘China's Urbanization Think Tank Forum’
Dec 3, 2015

Supporting Chinese Cities to an early Peaking of Carbon Emissions — 22 Non-Profit Organizations Release the Ten Key Principles of Low Carbon Urbanization

The China Urban Sustainability Coalition, along with multiple non-profit organizations that advocate for sustainable urbanization in China, jointly released the Ten Key Principles of Low Carbon Urbanization on December 3rd in Paris, at China Pavilion of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21), offering recommendations for Chinese cities’ transition towards a green and low-carbon development model.
Dec 10, 2014

Climate Change and Urbanization: Challenges & Progress in China

On December 10th, 2014, five international environmental organizations jointly released the above titled report during the COP 20 climate conference in Lima, Peru.
Apr 26, 2013

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT (Program Analyst)

China Sustainable Cities Program (CSCP) Program Analyst

Reports

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Apr 16, 2018

Emerald Cities - Planning for Smart and Green China

“Planning for Smart and Green China” is the first comprehensive manual detailing how to build a sustainable city from the ground up in China, laying out green building and urban sustainability practices for low-carbon city planning and construction in China and abroad.
Jan 1, 2018

Policy and Implementation of the Construction Waste Recycling and Reutilization System

The report provides policy recommendations for management, technical standards, industrial support, and organizational coordination for the recycling and reuse of construction waste, and proposes an implementation roadmap by 2020. Based on the analysis, researchers also compile a draft action plan for policymakers at the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development to promote construction waste recycling and reutilization. This research was supported by Energy Foundation China and conducted by the China Architecture Design Group, the National Committee of Construction Waste Management and Recycling, and the Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture in January 2018.
Jan 1, 2018

Guidelines for Low-Carbon Eco-City Planning and Construction in the Guangdong Province

The guideline, released by Guangdong’s City Planning Association in January 2018, gives planning and design guidance for five macro-systems of low carbon development at the city level, and for six spatial elements at the district and community levels. It also proposes seven management recommendations for low carbon eco-districts. The guideline summarizes an effective method to implement low-carbon ecological development concepts in all cities of the Guangdong Province. It was drafted by LAY-OUT Planning Consultants, with support from the Housing and Urban-Rural Commission of the Guangdong Province and Energy Foundation China.
Dec 1, 2017

Green Transportation and Low Carbon City Financing

This report reviews the current status of China's urban green transport financing, analyzes possible problems, and introduces domestic and international experiences. It also explores how municipal governments can help launch sustainable investment and financing of green transportation by installing optimal institutional settings, transaction structure, and implementation procedures. The innovative model of investment and financing proposed in this report is a potential alternative to the traditional model that cannot satisfy the huge investment demand of green transportation in Chinese cities. The research was supported by the Bloomberg Philanthropies, and released by Energy Foundation China and the Beijing Chaoyang Yuheng Sustainable Transportation Research Center in December 2017.

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Dec 22, 2014

Promoting Transit-Oriented Development in China

TOD has been a priority for the China Sustainable Cities Program (CSCP) since 2008. The strategy has three components: pilot projects, providing technical support for policy formulation, and providing technical capacity training and publicity.
Dec 22, 2014

Revitalizing China’s Urban Pedestrian and Cycling System

To promote this model, the China Sustainable Cities Program (CSCP) formed partnerships with the cities of Kunming and Chongqing to expand pedestrian and cycling networks in Kunming’s Panlongjiang District and in Chongqing’s historic old quarter and the new districts to the north of the city.
Nov 26, 2014

Growing Green Buildings

Energy Foundation China has long focused on making buildings more energy efficient. The foundation funded work on China's first-ever Standard for Building Energy Efficiency in Hot-summer and Cold-winter Region, issued by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (MOHURD) in 2001.
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