Urban-Rural Assembly (URA)
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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Forum on Rural Revitalization Entering a New Stage, Huangyan 2021
Prof. Dr. YANG Guiqing (Tongji Shanghai, CAUP Department of Urban Planning), who heads the URA project on the Chinese side, successfully implemented an international forum on "Rural Revitalization Entering a New Stage".
Open Job Positions
The Habitat Unit, Department for International Urbanism and Design at TU Berlin is currently offering two research positions (60%) in the framework of Urban-Rural Assembly's forthcoming R&D phase (2020-2024).