福州市

Fuzhou, the capital of Fujian Province, is also one of the province’s largest cities. Fuzhou is undoubtedly the province’s political, economic and cultural center as well as an industrial center and a seaport on the Min River. In 2010, Fuzhou was ranked the most livable city in China. Under the administration of Fuzhou, the Pingtan region, with a total population of 400,000, was appointed as the site of a Comperhensive Pilot Zone. Its main island, with an area of 324.13 KM2, is China’s fifth largest island. In November 2011, the State Council approved the “Master Plan for the Development of Pingtan Comprehensive Pilot Zone” and granted Pingtan more privileged and preferential policies than any other Special Economic Zone. Among the plan’s ambitions is to build Pingtan into a low-carbon zone with advanced environmental solutions. Fuzhou City wants to engage more interest in developing Pingtan through the platform provided by the WALCC.

For more information, visit the city's Chinese website

Programs

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.

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