• The World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities will host, together with the City of Shenzhen, its 8th biannual forum at the Leo King Environmental Park in Longgang, Shenzhen, China from June 17thto 19th, 2015. The forum will seek to provide fresh perspectives on issues relating to sustainable development, addressing the role which cities and private companies play in realizing a low-carbon future. The forum’s themes will explore these issues through the Alliance’s core themes in addressing the role which technology, China’s Internet Plus strategy, city planning, renewable resources, and the future of urban transportation play in supporting this development.

    Through a series of panel discussions, workshops, and presentations from leading researchers, government officials, and business leaders, the forum will foster an exchange of opinions on shared topics between Chinese and Western cities, promote business opportunities, transfer of technology, and support the development of joint research projects, with a particular focus on developing green hospitals and integrating renewable resources.

    The wealth of expertise and experience on hand at the forum will also serve as a basis for the development of toolboxes to be used for the development of low-carbon ecosystems.

    The discussions will focus on the following themes

    • The relationship between cities and environment;
    • Low-carbon energy and resources;
    • Smart city development: from conceptualization to realization;
    • Low-carbon smart traffic outlook;
    • Innovation 2.0 - "Internet Plus" Strategy

    Through a series of presentations, panel discussions, and workshops, we expect to produce the following results:

    • provide fresh perspectives on sustainable development in China;
    • exchange opinions on shared topics between Chinese and Western cities;
    • promote business opportunities, technology transfer activities, and research projects, particularly for green hospitals and renewable resources;
    • build up content (cases, methodologies, etc.,) for toolboxes to be used for the development of low-carbon ecosystems.

    Since 2011, our Forums have welcomed more than 1000 participants from all over the world. We joined forces with the City of Shenzhen two years ago to highlight the increasing information exchange activity conducted between China and Europe. This advance has enabled us to connect big picture thinking with support from the project level. This year we plan to make the forums more effective and beneficial for all the participants.

    Download the forum agenda here.

    For more information regarding the forum, please feel free to contact us.


  • Background:

    The 7th Low Carbon City Development World Forum was successfully held in Tampere, Finland. Under the theme ”Systemic Transitions Towards Low-Carbon”, the forum addressed, through vibrant discussions, topics such as Systemic Architectures for Sustainable Urban Development (SASUI), smart mobility, revamping urban districts, industrial symbiosis, built environment,  Internet of Things, and green hospitals.

    To create more opportunities for communication and cooperation among the member organizations, the Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University together with the World Alliance for Low Carbon Cites (WALCC) decided to host an event titled “Shenzhen Low-carbon Building Seminar” to continue the dialogue under this specific topic. We have the honor to invite Dr. MAO Daqing, the Senior Vice President of Vanke Group, General Manager of Vanke Beijing, to give a keynote speech on green building topic. Meanwhile, we are glad to announce that Dr. MAO Daqing will become the adjunct research fellow at the Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, and be elected  as a  Board Member of the WALCC. Schneider Electric, KONE, Shenzhen Airport, and the Shenzhen Institute of Building Research will have senior representatives to share their opinions on green building with the seminar participants.


    Event highlights:

    • Great international insights from Vanke, Schneider Electric, KONE, and local indications from Shenzhen airport and the Shenzhen Institute of Building Research
    • Case presentation to illustrate efficient, practical and easy to implement solutions
    • Face-to-face in-depth discussions with opinion leaders
    • Participants concerns will be underlined and discussed



              Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University

              World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities


    Date and Venue:

    8th, November, 2014

    Lecture Hall, CII Building,, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University


    Seminar Schedule:

    Below is the preliminary schedule.





    13:30 – 13:45

    Opening address

    Prof. KANG Feiyu, Dean, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, Chairman, World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities


    Appointment ceremony


    Green building keynote speech from Dr. MAO Daqing


    Presentation by Mr. SUN Jing, Director of Building Energy Efficiency Competence Center at Schneider Electric


    Coffee break


    Presentation from Dr. Simo Makimattila, Manager, KONE Corporation


    Presentation from Mr. YANG Haibin, Vice General Manager of Shenzhen Airport (Group)


    Presentation from Prof. YE Qing, Managing Director of Shenzhen Institute of Building Research Co., Ltd


    Q&A Session, hosted by Prof. KANG

    17:50 – 18:00

    Closing remarks, Prof. KANG


    Target groups:

    Researchers, students, and alumni of Tsinghua University

    WALCC members

    Green building industrial practitioners

    Organizations and individuals who are interested in green building topics



    Fill out the registration form. Registration will be confirmed by email.

  • On 20th, Dec, 2014, the World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities will join together with Bosum Association to promote health and a low-carbon lifestyle in Shenzhen, China. The venue will be the Shenzhen Bay Sports Park beginning at 9:00. The estimated length of the  5.1 KM.

    PARTICIPANTS: Bosum Association suppliers, students, and their families, Bosum providers clubs, Bosum Association district town Alumni Association.

    To register, please contact Ms. Yahui Li (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +86 13751010248). The registration deadline is 10th, Dec, 2014.

    For more information please visit the Chinese page.


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    Register here for the Shenzhen Low-Carbon Building Seminar

    Building on the successful results of the recent Low-Carbon City Development World Forum held in Tampere, the World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities and Tsinghua University's Graduate School at Shenzhen will host a low-carbon building themed seminar in Shenzhen, China on November 8th, 2014 from 13:00 - 18:00. The Shenzhen Low-carbon Building Seminar will create more opportunities for communication and cooperation among the member organizations in the interest of furthering the dialogue initiated at the Alliance's Tampere forum. 

    The seminar will feature speeches from representatives of WALCC Diamond member organizations Vanke Group and Kone in addition to other WALCC member organizations such as Schneider Electric. 

    News of an upcoming water treatment themed event will be announced here in the near future.

    For further details on the seminar and the list of featured speakers, see the event page and register for the event now!

  • The World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities (WALCC) and the Tsinghua University Shenzhen Graduate School hosted a seminar on green building materials and low-carbon technology on August 11th at the Graduate School in Shenzhen, China. The seminar’s range of speakers, including experts, professions, and government representatives in the construction and urban development industries, promoted the integration of low-carbon practices, materials, and technologies in construction, road work, and waste resource efficiency.

    As the seminar’s main partner, the Shenzhen KZD Traffic Construction Materials Company brought a focus on the development of environmentally sustainable traffic infrastructure, exploring the application of new materials and technologies in road work. This material-focused perspective was also represented in a number of other speeches delivered by experts in the fields of municipal design, building materials, the design of urban roads and bridges. KZD’s new asphalt technologies support sustainability in road construction by simplifying the production of asphalt by producing a ready-to-use product which eliminates the need for asphalt mixing and heating equipment or personnel.

     For more on WALCC member Shenzhen KZD please see the company's member page

    KZD Construction Material Seminar July 2015

    Mr. ZHANG Shaogao,



    Prof. Kang Feiyu



    Group photo


    Prof. LIAO Changwen, Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering Prof. LIAO Changwen


Reframing City Districts (ReCiDi)

A research project conducted by the Universities of Turku and Tampere which aims to form a new conceptual framework which will help shape the collective identity and common vision necessary to realize the future low-carbon and sustainability targets.

Systemic Architectures for Sustainable Urban Innovation (SASUI)

An action learning and research project conducted by Aalto University and the University of Tampere which aimed to form a better understanding of the architectural requirements for successful innovation projects.