China’s national policies now promote the development of small towns in response to huge issues of congestion, pollution and lack of facilities in large Chinese cities. China Design Centre is bringing 33 Chinese representatives to The China-UK Ideal Town and Garden City Summit to exchange ideas with UK urban specialists about sustainable, livable and thriving towns. The event is focussed around debates and will appeal to UK architects, masterplanners, urbanists, environmentalists and engineers who want to discuss ideas with the visiting delegates from a top Chinese developer on the ingredients of an ideal town and who are interested to find out more about the issue in China.
The Summit will debate new Garden City ideas and will look at best practice for eco towns, market towns, community engagement, creative quarter and elderly living in the town as well as town centre design and management. It will show how UK’s experience and lessons can be beneficial to current thinking on town making in China. The summit will also introduce examples of new Chinese towns and compare them to similar projects in Europe and the UK.
UK contributors include Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation, URBED, John Thompson & Partners, ADAM Architecture, Farrells, Hawkins\Brown, Studio REAL, and Penoyre & Prasad.
The event is supported by Shanghai City of Design Promotion Centre London Base, The Academy of Urbanism, The Building Centre and China Greentown Group.
An exhibition showcasing exemplar case studies of new Chinese towns and UK towns will be held at the China Design Centre Gallery from 21st April to the 30th April.
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