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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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.
Exchange on Green Infrastructure Planning at Turenscape Landscape Architecture Office, Beijing
Meeting with the Turenscape Landscape Architecture team in Beijing for an exchange on their award-winning projects in the Taizhou region