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  • Event • workshop November 2, 2022
    November 2, 2022 – November 3, 2022

    URA Symposium 2022 

  • Urban-Rural Assembly (URA)

    Managing inclusive transformation-to-sustainability processes at the urban-rural interface of the Huangyan-Taizhou region in China.

    The Sino-German project “Urban-Rural Assembly (URA)” takes the urbanising region of Huangyan-Taizhou in Zhejiang Province in China as a unique research and development environment aiming to 1) build an inter-disciplinary and multi-scalar understanding of trans-local interdependencies and metabolism at the urban-rural interface; 2) develop and implement community-driven pilot interventions enhancing resource efficiency and reinforcing regional circular economies; and 3) develop and demonstrate new multi-level, multi-actor governance tools that enable local municipalities to manage urban-rural linkages towards a progressive urban-regional model that builds on socio-ecologically inclusive and cooperative development approaches.

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  • News October 14, 2022
    October 14, 2022

    New Book about Rural Construction in Huangyan published 

    Professor Guiqing Yang’s new book “Building dreams for countryside — Record of the tenth anniversary of rural construction, Tongji-Huangyan” was recently published. The book contains more than 400 images, which is a vivid representation of the in-depth participation of the team from Tongji University in the rural construction in Huangyan from 2013 to 2022.

  • News December 30, 2020
    December 30, 2020

    First Issue of URA Periodical published 

    We are happy to announce that we have published the first issue of the URA Periodical: A series of publications discussing our R&D results throughout the project period. The first issue addresses the notion of 'interfaces', related to both the multi-disciplinary conception of the URA project and its trans-disciplinary R&D approaches at the urban-rural interface of Huangyan-Taizhou region.