• Event • Symposium and Workshops August 31, 2023
    August 31, 2023 – September 2, 2023

    Review: Urban-Rural Assembly Symposium and Raumbild Planning Workshops 

  • 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)' focuses on 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 metabolisms 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 12, 2023
    October 12, 2023

    Out Now: "Ein Raumbild für die Stadt-Land-Region Nordhausen" 

    The film "Ein Raumbild für die Stadt-Land-Region Nordhausen” (2023, German OV with Chinese subtitles) introduces the Urban-Rural Assembly research project and describes how the research team has applied the Raumbild approach to the region of Nordhausen, Thuringia. 

  • News February 7, 2023
    February 7, 2023

    URA Periodical Issue #2: Dialogues Published 

    We are very happy to announce that the URA Periodical Issue #2: Dialogues has been published! 

    This issue addresses the notion of “dialogues” by including research articles written collaboratively by Sino-German teams, graphic contributions incorporating voices from various geographical contexts, and puts emphasis on our interviews with experts in China and Germany, Sino-German Advisory Board members, and contacts from the field.