Monthly Archive: September 2014

Political Dialog with Qiu Baoxing

Wolfgang Frey and Qiu Baoxing, Vice Construction Minister of China until September 2014 and now the President of the Chinese Society for Urban Studies, met on 9/23/2014 at technical discussion during the ninth “Conference on Urban Development and Planning” in Tianjin, Beijing.

Both the experts agreed that the aim of sustainable urban space development should be to design such living spaces that respect the traditional living habits of the people and enable social interaction. Complete focus on innovative technologies, however, will not offer any perspective in meeting with the challenges of future urban development.


Conference on Urban Development and Planning

For the ninth time already, on 9/23/2014, the city of Tianjin (China) is holding the “Conference on Urban Development and Planning”, which will be focusing completely in the topic “Eco-City” this year. Over two days, an international audience will be listening to experts from all over the world in Tianjin near Beijing, as they describe the experiences so far with so-called eco-cities in practice and what politicians, planners and implementers can learn for the future from it.