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Manchester Urban Institute

Project starts promoting sustainable development in metropolitan regions of China

5 December 2016

Work has started on a three year research project on eco-urbanisation, aiming to produce a coherent framework for promoting sustainable urban development in China.

The project is being led by our Director, Professor Cecilia Wong, alongside Professor Xiangzheng Deng from the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

It aims to deepen our understanding of the interactive processes between urban development, resource consumption, and environmental impacts, and to identify innovative practices and effective strategies to manage and plan for sustainable urbanisation in China.

The Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Metropolitan Region, the biggest urbanised region in Northern China, will be used as the case study area to examine the key research issues. This project is part of the ESRC-NSFC research collaboration exploring urban China.

An overview of the project can be found on the Urban Transformations website:

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