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Workshops Review

T41f - What is Ideal City like in the 21st Century?

Chinese PM (Prime Mover):

Houqiang LI
Professor, Deputy Director, Policy Research Office of Sichuan Provincial Committee of the CPC

European PM:

Jacques Saint-Marc
Secretary-General of GIVE (French Inter-ministerial Group on Mobility and Electric Vehicles)

Topics (included but not limited to):
- Urban renewal and cultural inheritance;
- Transcultural and historical experiences in, and the innovation of “Garden City”;
- The ideal city of the 21st century

T43i - Post-quake Reconstruction and Sustainable Development

Chinese PM:

Nanshan AI
Professor, College of Architecture and Environment, Sichuan University

European PM:

International Consultant in Industrial Risk Management and Emergency Planning

Topics (included but not limited to):
- Risk study of secondary disasters in earthquake-prone areas; construction and sustainable development of new rural areas; the participation of farmers, ethnic minorities and the homosexual in the post-earthquake reconstruction

The launching ceremony of the Third China-Europa Forum (CEF) was held in Chengdu on 7 July 2010. It was followed by several multi-thematic Dialogues, including two workshops on urban issues – T41f and T43i.

Prominent guests participated in the dialogues included Pierre Calame; Dr Gerhard Stahl, Secretary General of the Regional Committee of EU; Mr Gang BAI, Vice Mayor of Chengdu ; Dr Yan CHEN, Executive President of CEF; Dr Shuo YU, Coordinator-General of CEF; and Mr Jiatai CHEN, Executive Vice President of Chengdu Association for Science and Technology.

T41a - Urban Design and Management - Sustainable and Eco-city Community
T41d - Urban Development and City Governance

Chinese PM:

Paul LIN Dong
General Manager, You Si Mei Di Design Institute

Renbiao ZHANG
Deputy Director, Chinese Urban-Sociology Society
Professor, School of Political Science and International Relations, Tongji University

European PM:

Julien Woessner
Responsable de programme, Fondation Charles Léopold Mayer pour le Progrès de l’Homme (FPH)

Pascaline Gaborit
Director, the European New Towns Platform (ENTP)

Topics (included but not limited to):
- The concept of eco-city and the Chinese and European perceptions of eco-city;
- Development paths toward an eco-city in China and Europe;
- Modes of urban governance: Changing role of the government in urban planning and management;
- Contradictions between urban planning and social development; city functions; and the perception of “Better City, Better Life”

T41e - City, Transport and Energy

Chinese PM:

Haixiao PAN
Professor, Colleges of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University

European PM:

Jean-Francois Janin
Head of Intelligent Transport Mission

Topics (included but not limited to):
- Sustainable mobility: A new challenge for urban transportation; Traffic management and urban transportation planning; Minimization of energy consumption and CO2 emissions; Improvement of security and accessibility; Cooperation among stakeholders and public participation

T26a - Social Housing Policy

Chinese PM:

Suisheng CAI
Chairman of Guangdong Real Estate Association

European PM:

João Carvalhosa
Vice President, Portuguese Liaison Committee for Social Housing;
CEO, Portuguese Association of Municipal Housing

Topics (included but not limited to):
- Division between the housing market and social housing;
- Protection of housing rights of new (im)migrants;
- Energy efficiency and social housing;
- Property management and social housing

T31d - Developing urban agriculture to resolve food crisis

Chinese PM:

Jianming CAI
Researcher, the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

European PM:

Yves Cabannes
Chair of Development Planning, Development Planning Unit, Faculty of the Built Environment, UCL-IRIS (Institutional Research Information System)

Topics (included but not limited to):
- The urban food crisis, fuelled by the paramount economic and financial crisis, has to be addressed through a radical re-thinking, planning and building of cities;
- Modes and experiences of the urban agriculture development;
- Social inclusion of vulnerable groups;
- Entertainment and leisure for urban population deprived of a link with nature;
- Enhancement of urban food safety;
- Urban agriculture and low-carbon agriculture

T41b - Conservation of Urban Heritage and Renew of Old Cities

Chinese PM:

Professor, Deputy Director, Fuzhou Planning and Design Institute

European PM:

Jean-Michel Galley
Project Manager, ANVPAH and VSSP

Topics (included but not limited to):
- Experiences of protection and renewal of ancient cities in China and Europe;
- Preservation of regional features of urban cultures;
- Public participation in urban heritage protection and old cities renewal

In 2009, the workshop issued Three Lanes and Seven Alleys* Declaration on Urban History, Culture and Urban Renovation.

Three Lanes and Seven Alleys, Photo: linshan123123

*Note: Three Lanes and Seven Alleys is a well-preserved ancient block, built during the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911). It is known as the "Museum for China’s Ming and Qing Buildings" and the "Living fossil of Urban Lifang System".

T46c - Role of Inhabitants in the Management of Urban Communities

Chinese PM:

Chunchen WANG
Secretary,Work Committee of the CPC, Education Bureau of Yangpu District, Shanghai

European PM:

Christophe Pons
Project Manager, “Exchange of Inhabitants between Gran Lyon-Berlin-Birmingham”; _ Consultant on EU Affairs

Topics (included but not limited to): - Exchanges of inhabitants from different communities; resident participation in community governance; integration of newcomers/immigrants into local societies and fusion of races; Personal safety and community tranquillity