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EC-Link Project Supporting the Overall Strategy and Policy on Building “Zhuhai Resilient City”
22 Nov, 2019

On November 19-21, 2019, EC-Link Project, together with Dutch experts from World Waternet (Amsterdam) and Palmboute Urban Landscape (Rotterdam), performed a workshop and gave a set of presentations on resilient city development within the framework of Revision Zhuhai Urban Planning and Technical Standard and Guidelines. 

The assignment is under the EC-LINK project and was requested by Zhuhai Housing and Urban & Rural Development Bureau in 2018. 

The on-going research papers will give an overall strategy and policy direction on building resilient city Zhuhai. At the same time, it will provide specific technical figures and examples of resilience on building and neighbourhood levels, which will guide Zhuhai’s future sustainable urban development.

The three days workshop were extremely important to allow European and Chinese experts to exchange their information and knowledge to allow EC-Link Project to effectively support Zhuhai municipality in its process to build a effective “resilient city”.

European experts presented four specific lectures:

  • Lecture 1:  Managing compound flood risks under climate change, especially in the delta areas of Zhuhai
  • Lecture 2: Flood risk and water management in the Netherlands
  • Lecture 3: Resilient City Development in the Netherlands
  • Lecture 4: Resilient City Development in Zhuhai.

Following, European experts presented the EC-Link report on revision of Zhuhai Urban Planning Technical Standard & Guidelines, also they have presented their recommendations and the results of applying these principles in the pilot projects in Zhuhai. Afterwards, Chinese experts from Zhuhai Natural Resource have given the feedback and exchanged their ideas.

The research report will be adjusted according to comments from Zhuhai Municipality and will be finalized by the end of March 2020.