Posted on 26 October 2015
Dutch companies, knowledge institutions and government have developed an integrated sustainable strategy for Green Dragon Lake, a district of Beijing.
This plan was presented to the Dutch king Willem-Alexander (middle on top photo) and representatives of China Development Orient, a development company affiliated to the Chinese Development Bank. CDO Chairman Zuo Kun (left) received the Corups stone. Also present was CEO Meiny Prins (right) of Priva.
The presentation took place in Beijing on 26 October during the Dutch state visit to China.
Sustainable urban development
The plan aims a well-balanced and green urban development for the new district of Beijing. It integrates Dutch knowledge and innovation on sustainable development in the Chinese capital.
Herewith this 122 square kilometres area will become a demonstration zone for other Chinese cities where comparable ambitions are urgently required.
Attractive work-living areas
China Development Orient (CDO) strives to develop work-living areas in a sustainable manner. It is an important objective to make these areas attractive by integrating residential, work, food production, nature and recreation.
Assigned by CDO, and with intervention of Holland Center and the CHIC Group from Shanghai, a group of Dutch companies and institutions has prepared the strategy for Green Dragon Lake.
For this project there has been intensive cooperation between KuiperCompagnons on urban planning & design, Imagro on strategy for agri, food and rural areas and Priva on integral solutions for greentech and smart buildings.
Higest priority in China
Chinese cities face major challenges relating to their liveability. President Xi Jinping has stated that improvement of the urban quality of life has to be given highest priority.
This resulted in a Chinese interest in the way The Netherlands deal with spatial planning, water management, energy, logistics and food production.
During the last visit to China of Dutch prime-minister Rutte last March, the Chinese president expressed his desire to cooperate with the Dutch to learn from their knowledge and expertise.
This news item was originally published on the website of KuiperCompagnons.
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Impression of kick-off workshop Green Dragon Lake district in Beijing in September.