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The Second Training on “New-Type Urbanization and Green Low-carbon Urban Planning and Development”successfully held in Shenzhen

Mr. Lu Haifeng, Secretary General of GFHS, “International Green Model City” Expert Committee Convener
The scene of the training

On 27-29 March 2015, the second training course on “New-Type Urbanization and Green Low-carbon Urban Planning and Development” took place in Shenzhen. It was supported by Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS) and International Green Model City Expert Committee, and hosted by Shenzhen International Green Model City Investment and Management Co., Ltd. It gathered 15 students from the government and the corporate.

“We must fight the environmental pollution with all our might”, which has been written in the Report on the Work of the Government 2015. On 24, March, the meeting of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau adopted the “Opinions on Accelerating the Construction of Ecological Civilization”, which emphasized the importance to promote the new type of industrialization, urbanization, informatization, agricultural modernization and greenization. The construction of ecological civilization should be institutionalized and gradually brought into the legal system. 

Dr. Lin Yaoyu, Member of “International Green Model City” Expert Committee, Director of Low-carbon Eco-city Planning and Designing Institute, Harbin Institute of Technology, Deputy Director of Low-carbon Expert Committee, Guangdong Society of Environmental Science
Mr. Cui Yuanxing, Member of “International Green Model City” Expert Committee, well-known land expert, distinguished expert of Shenzhen Expert Working Group
The training course centered around “green revolution and transformation”, demonstrated successful business models and methods, shared forward-looking ideas and tools, and addressed the present severe challenges, which provided the students an enabling environment to catch up with the trend of rapidly developing green low-carbon cities and real estate industry domestically and internationally, get access to the advanced standard, principles, development patterns and plenty of practices of green cities and the primary land development, and learn the ways, strategies and techniques of green, low-carbon cities and green composite projects. Furthermore, it serves as an effective vehicle to establish partnership on green and low-carbon business.
sharing of experience and interactions
The two and a half days’ training was joined by three trainers and 15 students who are from Shanghai, Beijing and Guangdong, representing government institutions, financial investment groups, planning and design firms, green technology companies. More than 100 domestic and international good practices were shared, and domestic and international hot topics were interpreted. In the meantime, the training course covered a lot of authorized outcomes, such as Guangdong Low-carbon Eco-city Guide, new version of National Green Building Standard, LEED-ND, International Green Model City Principles, etc. What’s more interesting, the students got excited about the discussions on some of the current hot topics and key words including: “under the dome”, carbon constraints, public-private partnership (PPP), green supply chain and the like. 
A short study tour was organized after the training. On March 27, the students visited Vanke Architecture Research Center, in Dongguan, Guangdong province where we saw the harmonious coexistence of architecture technology and rural scenery. Specifically, the students were quite impressed by the 3D printing architectures, the world’s tallest experimental tower- Vanke Architecture Experimental Tower and zero-carbon center. The most memorable experience was that the students were given a chance to experience China’s first unmanned intelligent vehicle—“Baymax”. It was developed by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, with GPS, magnetic navigation, pure electric governing system and lovely design, and it is expected to be favored and admired by the domestic real estate projects.
Eastgate Center: Designed by architect Mick Pcarcc, inspired by termite mounds, is a shopping centre and office block in central Harare, Zimbabwe, which uses only 10% of the energy needed by a similar conventionally cooled building
Students visited the sewage pipe connection and earthquake-proof testing technology in the Zero-carbon Center
Group photo at Vanke Architecture Research Center
Experiencing the charm of “Baymax”
China’s first unmanned intelligent vehicle—“Baymax”

On March 29, students visited Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Urban Planning and Decision Making. They experienced the three-dimension stimulation of situations in the big screen, the advanced technology of real-time plan modification and the great importance of intelligent technology and scientific data on the green low-carbon urban planning and decision making. 

Students visited Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Urban Planning and Decision Making
Experiencing the three-dimension stimulation of situations

The second training course on “New-Type Urbanization and Green Low-carbon Urban Planning and Development” was successfully concluded. Mr. Lu Haifeng, Secretary General of GFHS and GFHS representative to the UN, issued the certificate to each student. 


Group photo of all the participants of the second training course on “New-Type Urbanization and Green Low-carbon Urban Planning and Development”
We thank all the students for actively participating in this training course. Thanks go to all of the participants for your great support to the construction of green city. We also want to thank the three excellent trainers, Mr. Lu Haifeng, Mr. Cui Yuanxing and Dr. Lin Yaoyu.