With a keynote lecture of Prof. Cai Jianming at the autumn school of the Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS) ends a period of exchange visits between the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) and the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGSNRR, CAS). The aim was to deepen the contacts between both institutions and to discuss opportunities of strategic cooperation.
At the invitation of Prof. Cai Jianming from the Key Lab of Regional Sustainable Development and Modelling, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Prof. Bernhard Müller, known as the academician of the German Academy of Engineering and director of the IOER, Germany, together with Dr. Paulina Schiappacasse from Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) and the DLGS, paid a visit to IGSNRR, CAS on August 31st.
IOER and IGSNRR are attempting to establish strategic cooperation based on the ongoing joint research program of “TRANS-URBAN-EU-CHINA”, the Sino-EU multi-stakeholder participated research program funded by EU Horizon 2020. There were fruitful discussions regarding typical issues on urbanization of China, i.e., urban renewal, land policy, spatial planning system and other relevant topics involved in the programme, followed by in-depth conversations on possibilities of further cooperation fields as well as of knowledge and scholar exchange.
To further promote the cooperation between IOER and IGSNRR as well as elaborate the progress of TRANS-URBAN-EU-CHINA, Prof. Cai Jianming was invited to visit IOER and give a keynote lecture at DLGS on September 11th regarding urbanization progress in China. Cai is a full professor at the Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and the RUAF China regional coordinator of RUAF Foundation, which is an international organization with seven regional partners worldwide in promoting urban agriculture by multi-stakeholders for urban producers and based in the Netherlands.