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Seminar | Quality of the city, quality of life

Seminar | Quality of the city, quality of life

The development of cities, alongside China's economic growth, is the biggest urbanisation phenomenon in the history of humanity. Chinese cities, where 56% of the population now live, welcome tens of millions every year. By 2020, China is expected to have an urbanisation rate in excess of 60%, reaching 70% by 2030, amounting to an urban population of nearly a billion people. Immense challenges exist in accessing urban services, reducing the urban environmental footprint and in public health.

In this unique context, there is the question of a new model of “integrated” urban development. This model must meet the needs of city dwellers and reconcile improvements in the urban environment with environmental protection and a reduction in the impact of climate change. The seminar, “Quality of the city, quality of life” co-organized by AFD, the Chinese Ministry of Finance and the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), aims to share experience of French urban development experts, “urban well-being” specialists and Chinese experts and decision-makers responsible for designing and implementing this new mode of urban development. Participants will be asked to contribute to discussions around three main themes: What role does public space play in improving the quality of life of residents? How to reintroduce nature in the city and improve urban quality of life? How can industrial areas be rehabilitated in urban areas in order to restore their use, economic future and attractiveness for residents?

Agence Française de Développement (AFD), a public financial institution that implements the policy defined by the French Government, works to combat poverty and promote sustainable development. AFD operates on four continents via a network of 85 offices and finances and supports projects that improve living conditions for populations, boost economic growth and protect the planet.

 

12.10.2017

 

French Embassy

60 Tianze Lu, Liangmaqiao

Chaoyang district, Beijing, Beijing

 

Phone : 010-85312000

 

 

 

     

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