Closing Ceremony of Sino-French Month of the Environment in 2017 - ECNU Urban Development Forum
On October 18, 2017, the Sino-French forum for ecological urban planning co-organized by the Normal University of East China and Consulate General of France in Shanghai took place in Yifu Building of ECNY.
Mr. ZHANG Endi, Vice Chairman of the China People's Political Consultative Conference Committee in Shanghai; Mr. DONG Shijun, ECNU Party Secretary; Mr. Philippe WIEBER and the Deputy Consul General of the General Consulate of France in Shanghai gave a speech respectively.
The purpose of this forum was to take stock of the current situation in the cities of France and China, and to enable sustainable development professionals (researchers, government organizations, companies specializing in green energy) to discuss issues , the risks and solutions that need to be implemented to respond to climate change in urban areas.
This day allowed a dialogue rich in exchanges, source of fruitful cooperation between China and France in the field of ecology. It has also helped to raise public awareness of the fight for environmental protection. Finally, it lays the foundations for future partnerships that will allow for the joint exploration of new avenues of research and the implementation of strategies to bring these new economies.
Thierry MELOT, urban planner, director of IFADUR, chair of the expert commission of SFACS was invited as speaker for the Forum "The Eco-smart standard in urban construction". He shared his vision on the "10 strategic principles for building the sustainable city".
Among these ten principles, we can quote: perspective on the future, the circular economy, public transport, water management, emblematic buildings of the city, etc.
"As an urban planner, we need to anticipate the needs of the city of the future by inventing tomorrow's measurement tools in all areas that affect sustainable development. We must also take into account the size of the peasant world because it represents an important part of the Chinese population. As the city "0 carbon", it is essential to use bio-based materials as hemp concrete whose cost is sustainable.