The Russell Group - China Workshop on Sustainable Cities

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We invite you to attend
The Russell Group-China Workshop on
Sustainable Cities
3rd-5th June 2015
Hosted by
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), Suzhou, China
As part of the
Russell Group-China Collaborative Programme

Keynote speakers include Professor Michael Parkinson, University of Liverpool; Professor Weiguo Zhang, East China Normal University; Professor Simin Davoudi, Newcastle University; Professor Nick Gallent, University College London; Professor Cecilia Wong, University of Manchester and others to be confirmed.

The three-day workshop aims to: 

  • Share understanding of challenges and opportunities around sustainable cities and specific research themes
  • Identify opportunities for new partnerships and strengthen existing ones
  • Form and strengthen academic and business networks in the sustainable cities field between the UK and China
  • Develop outlines of specific funding bids, tied to priorities/specific calls of funders 

Days 1 and 2 (Wednesday 3rd June and Thursday 4th June) will feature four plenary sessions on the broad topic of urban sustainability and its conceptualisation for the contemporary Chinese city; urban-rural linkages; water and smart cities. Keynote presentations from our invited guests will set the context for presentations and round-table discussions aimed at building on existing, and developing new, research partnerships.

Day 3 (Friday 5th June) will focus on working in partnership to address the challenges of sustainable cities, using examples from the University of Liverpool, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Lancaster University and elsewhere that illustrate how universities can work successfully with businesses and others to promote sustainable urban development, to consider how further links can be developed.

To find about more about the workshop, please contact Dr John Sturzaker,; +44 (0)151 794 3109

To register your attendance, please contact
Becca Holmes,; +44 (0)151 794 3085

Initial report on the workshop’s findings