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Partnerships in China's Urban Development Agenda

July 3, 2012
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In recent decades, the rise of mega-cities across Asia has become a phenomenon. The speed and scale of China’s urbanization, however, is unprecedented in human history. CDIA is one of the multilateral donor agencies that have been contributing in the promotion of sustainable urban development in China.

Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang (2nd R) shakes hands with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (1st R) after signing the Joint Declaration of the China-EU Partnership on Urbanization in Brussels, Belgium, May 3, 2012. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen) Click here for source.

Recently, the European Union signed the Joint Declaration with China on “EU-China Partnership on Urbanisation”, which will add more value and resources to this venture in the global agenda. Several subjects that this Partnership will highlight are in line with CDIA’s goals and current effort in China. For instance, the services that CDIA provides to its client cities, e.g. City Infrastructure Investment Programming & Prioritization Toolkit, Pre-Feasibility Study, Public-Private Partnership guideline, etc. overlap with the Partnership’s subject of “Strategies and Policies Relevant to the Development of Urbanisation”, “Urban Infrastructure Investment and Financing Mechanisms” and “Urban Governance”.

CDIA China actively seeks for possible collaboration with the European Delegation in China to contribute to a sustainable urban development in China.

To download a copy of the Joint Declaration (in English and Chinese) please click on a link below:
EU-CHINA Joint Declaration Urbanisation Partnership (English).PDF

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