Resilience of Urban Areas in China

  • Lehmann, Steffen (PI)
  • Melis, Alessandro (CoI)
  • Caputo, Silvio (CoI)

Project Details


The INSIGHT Workshop on Urban Resilience and Regeneration with 40 participants is held in June 2018 in Xi'an, China. This Researcher Links' workshop supported by the British Council and the Natural National Science Foundation of China will explore the challenges around sustainable urbanisation, which is now a priority in both countries and therefore, the workshop is very timely. Local government have indicated an interest that specific topics are to be addressed, including: Poverty alleviation through urbanisation; localising resilience strategies for brownfield sites; the circular economy; the One Belt-One Road strategy (Xi’an is the starting point of the new Silk Road); and the ageing population (by 2025, 34 percent of all Chinese will be older than 60). The interdisciplinary focus of the workshop will explore these issues in great depth.

Under the Researcher Links scheme, offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council and the National Natural Science Foundation of China are holding a workshop on the above theme at Xi’an Jiaotong University in Xi’an, China on 27 to 29 June 2018. The workshop is being coordinated and led by experts from the University of Portsmouth and Xi’an Jiaotong University, with contributions from researchers from other leading institutes. Workshop participants include Early Career Researchers from universities in the UK and in China.

Effective start/end date1/06/1828/02/19


  • British Council: £24,000.00


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