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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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.
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.