Posts Tagged ‘urban planning’

Chengdu Sustainability News

Saturday, April 17, 2010 2:12 Comments Off

Annual Summit of China Green Companies to be held on 22nd in Chengdu The Annual Summit of China Green Companies 2010 and Chengdu Forum of Business Leaders sponsored by China Entrepreneur Club and Chengdu Municipal People’s Government will be held in Chengdu from April 22nd to 23rd, and over 600 important Chinese and foreign political […]

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Shanghai EXPO Buses are Unveiled.

Friday, April 16, 2010 0:39 Comments Off

With less than 2 weeks to go, things on the EXPO site are starting to take shape, and one of the recent highlights was the unveiling of the EXPO buses that are going to be on site moving the estimated 400,000 – 600,000 daily visitors around the site: The first batch of 40 passenger buses […]

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Shanghai EXPO: Keeping Sustainability In Context

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 17:56 2 Comments

With less than a month to go to Shanghai EXPO, I have been receiving a number of requests for my opinion on the “sustainability” of the EXPO itself. It is a subject I addressed for the first time while speaking at a Net Impact event, and followed that up with a review of the UNEP […]

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Chengdu Environmental News for February 2009

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 9:54 Comments Off

1. Chengdu promised: to give “one hour to the world” On February 1st, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) announced that the Municipal Government of Chengdu had promised on January 29th that it participate in the activity of the “Earth Hour 2010” at 20:30 of March 27th, which indicated Chengdu had become the first […]

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CBRE Asia Launches Sustainability Asia Newsletter

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 22:08 Comments Off

For those of you who are in the real estate/ building sector, CBRE has recently launched their first edition of Sustainability Asia (right click for PDF download), a publication dedicated to all things green about our built environment. Recent Green Building News, City profiles, Interviews with NGO leaders, and special features, and given this is […]

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Understanding China’s Position on Climate Change, and Repositioning Global Discussions

Thursday, November 19, 2009 23:58 1 Comment

Regardless of whether you believe COP15 still has hope, or is a predetermined failure, the fact is that in about 3 weeks a large number of scientists, environmentalists, policy makers, and cleantech funds are going to be in Copenhagen… and the world will be watching. Even prior to the recent announcements from Singapore though, many […]

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Duplicating the Success of Tianjin Eco-Park. Can We Wait 10 Years?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 3:03 1 Comment

Eco-cities in China have been a hit and miss proposition for the most part, with projects like Huangbaiyu and Donftan serviing as constant reminders of how bad even things can go. The Tianjin Eco-park launched 2 years ago is a different model though.  It leverages one of the most successful partnerships in China’s investment history, […]

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Beijing’s Olympic Park

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 6:17 Comments Off

In the run up to the Olympics, Beijing was perhaps the most active construction site globally. It was a massive concert of cranes and cement that built some of the most advanced event venues, transportation networks, and parks. For many, including myself, it was a process that left little doubt as to where the environment […]

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JUCCCE Chinese Mayoral Training Video Clip

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 8:23 Comments Off

Anyone following @juccce last month saw a wave of updates from founder Peggy Liu as their first mayoral training kicked off. 18 months in the planning and  formalized at the November 2008 JUCCCE conference, the 8 day session: 50 mayors from all over China gathered in Beijing to learn from worldwide experts about how to […]

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Green Dragon Media Clip: China Urban Billion

Monday, May 18, 2009 11:17 Comments Off

“China’s Urban Billion” – Episode Teaser from Green Dragon Media on Vimeo.

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