Review: Urban-Rural Assembly Symposium and Raumbild Planning Workshops
Urban-Rural Assembly (URA)
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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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.
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.