The Sino-German project Urban-Rural Assembly (URA) takes the urbanizing region of Huangyan-Taizhou in Zhejiang Province in China as a unique research and development environment aiming to
- build an inter-disciplinary and multi-scalar understanding of trans-local interdependencies and metabolism at the urban-rural interface;
- develop and implement community-driven pilot interventions enhancing resource efficiency and reinforcing regional circular economies; and
- 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.
Under the project framework, ICLEI supports the research project in creating an interface between the research partners and policymakers, both within the case region as well as nationally in China and internationally.
Find out more at urbanruralassembly.com