Shenzhen

  • 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.

     

  • The World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities, together with Tsinghua University and Kyoto University will host a symposium on water treatment technologies and practices in Shenzhen, China tomorrow, Saturday the 13th of December, 2014. The symposium will feature presentations from a wide variety of visiting experts active in the research, development, and commercialization of related technologies and solutions. 

    Among the presenters is Shenzhen Yuekunlun Environment, a valued WALCC member, who will lead a discussion on deep environment treatment and secondary pollution control technology. Opening the symposium will be the chairman of the WALCC's board Professor Kang Feiyu, Dean of Tsinghua University's Graduate School at Shenzhen. The Alliance's vice-chairman Johan Wallin of Synocus, will also attend the symposium. 

    In addition to these valued participants and speakers, the Alliance is also pleased to welcome the the following participants who received a special invitation from the Alliance: Prof. Kap Seung YANG, School of Polymer Science and Engineering, Chonnam National University; Xu, H., Vice-General Manager, China Everbright International Limited; Wang, L., Vice President, Kangda International; Chen, L., Chairman, Litree Corp.; Pan, K., Qingke Zijin Environment Technology; and Prof. Wang, P., Hunan Xilin Environment Material.

    For a full schedule and further information on the symposium please see the event page.

  • Download our May newsletter for the latest information on the upcoming Eighth World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities Development World Forum in Shenzhen June 17-19. 

    For more information on the upcoming Shenzhen forum, including a full agenda, see the updated event page!

     

  • Read our latest newsletter for a preview of the upcoming Shenzhen Forum this June and a report on Harvard President Drew Faust's lecture on Chinese-Western partnerships at Tsinghua University on March 17th.

    Download the March newsletter here

  • Hosted in cooperation with Tsinghua University and Kyoto University, the symposium is focused on the challenges associated with water issues in Asia and the latest technologies and best practices to tackle these challenges. It features a full day of presentations and poster sessions as well as networking opportunities throughout the day.

    The symposium is an opportunity for academics and industry members to exchange the latest innovation technologies and promote technology transfer and cooperation globally and to network with professionals and academics in the water field.

    Tsinghua University and Kyoto University, as top universities in their respective countries, have established solid cooperation in promoting Japan-China cooperation in research and education for environmental technologies, through the platform of the Kyoto Univ.-Tsinghua Univ. Cooperative Research and Education Center for Environmental Technology

    Date

    Dec. 13 (Sat.) 8:30~16:00

    Place

    Multi-function hall, C building, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, The University Town, Nanshan, Shenzhen

    Organizer

    Kyoto Univ.-Tsinghua Univ. Cooperative Research and Education Center for Environmental Technology

    Co-organizer

    Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University

    Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University

    Council of Kyoto Univ.-Tsinghua Univ. Cooperative Research and Education Center for Environmental Technology

    Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) CREST Program

    World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities (WALCC)

                        Schedule:

    8:30

    Registration

    Opening Ceremony

    Chair:Prof. Guan, Y., Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University

    9:00-9:05

    Welcome address

    Prof. Kang Feiyu

    Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University

    9:05-9:10

    Opening address

    Prof. Fujii, S.,

    Dean of Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

    9:10-9:15

    Opening address

    Mr. Yao, M.,

    Secretary-general of Council of Kyoto Univ.-Tsinghua Univ. Cooperative Research and Education Center for Environmental Technology

    International Cooperation session

    Chair:Prof. Guan, Y., Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University

    9:15-9:30

    Toward 10th anniversary of Kyoto University-Tsinghua University Cooperative Research and Education Center for Environmental Technology

    Prof. Tanaka, H., Kyoto University

    9:30-9:45

    International Cooperation of Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University

    Prof. Xia, G, Vice-Dean Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University

    9:45-10:00

    Status Update on Kyoto University International Cooperation

    Prof. Fujii, S.,

     Kyoto University

    Research session

    Chair:Prof. Zhang, X., Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University

    10:00-10:15

    21st Century Urban Water Environment Construction and Water Recycling Technology Development and Evaluation

    Prof. Tanaka, H.,  Kyoto University

    10:15-10:30

    Shenzhen Low Impact Development Research and Practice

    Prof. Guan, Y., Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University


    10:30-10:45

    Study on Carbon dioxide Emissions of Reclaimed Water Supply

    Dr. Shigemura, H.,

    National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management

    10:45-11:00

    Photocatalytic activity of TiO2 nano-particles on graphene/carbon composite nano-fiber under visible light

    Prof. Kap Seung YANG

    School of Polymer Science and Engineering

    Chonnam National University

    11:00-11:30

    Memorial photo session

    11:30-13:30

    Lunch

    Poster session

    Oral-Poster hybrid session I

    Chair:Prof. Tanaka, H.,  Kyoto University

    13:30-13:45

    Emission control of nitrous oxide and beneficial use of ash derived from cattle manure combustion

    Prof. Takaoka, M., Kyoto University

    13:45-14:00

    Everbright International’s water treatment and resource utilization

    Xu, H., Vice-General Manager, China Everbright International Limited

    14:00-14:15

    Anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge with high solids concentration

    Prof. Li, H., Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University

    14:15-14:30

    Sustainable water business model development and practice

    Wang, L., Vice President, Kangda International

    14:30-14:45

    Modelling of high risk water reuse system of urban underground aquifers

    Prof. Echigo, S., Kyoto University

    14:45-15:00

    Future of water and membrane

    Chen, L., Chairman, Litree Corp.

    Oral-Poster hybrid session II

    Chair:Prof. Takaoka, M., Kyoto University

    15:00-15:04

    A short, new water technology treatment process

    Pan, K., Qingke Zijin Environment Technology

    15:04-15:08

    Water treatment, sewage treatment and industrial wastewater treatment technology introduction

    Zhang, L., Maezawakasei Industries

    15:08-15:12

    DBA new polymer materials used in electroplating wastewater containing heavy metals and resource use

    Prof. Wang, P., Hunan Xilin Environment Material

    15:12-15:16

    Environmental Technology from Swing Corporation

    Fang, L., Swing Corporation

    15:16-15:20

    Discussion of the deep environment treatment and secondary pollution control technology

    Zhou, L., Shenzhen Yuekunlun Environment

    15:20-15:24

    Development of New Water Treatment Technology using Inorganic Membrane and Ozonation

    Yamazaki, A., METAWATER Co., Ltd

    Student report session

    Chair:Tao, Y., Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University

    15:24-15:28

    The research on urban waterlogging prevention based on the drainage pipe network model

    Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University

    15:28-15:32

    Charactierising heavy metal desorption from road-deposited sediment under acid rain scenario

    Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University

    15:32-15:36

    The lysis effect of β-Cyclocitral on Microcystis aeruginosa

    Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University

    15:36-15:40

    Investigation of treatment property and sludge characteristics in municipal wastewater treatment plant in Shenzhen, China

    Kyoto University

    15:40-15:44

    Analysis of heavy metals in roof dust in mixed urban catchment

    Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University

    15:44-15:48

    Study on sewage sludge rheological behavior

    Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University

    15:48-15:52

    Tertiary denitrification of the secondary effluent in wastewater treatment plant by using denitrification filter

    Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University

    15:42-15:46

    PPCPs removal mechanisms by Ceramic membrane / TiO2 / UV

    Kyoto University

    15:46-15:50

    Removal mechanism and toxicity changes of benzisothiazolone biocide by ozonation

    Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University

    15:50-16:00

    Break

    Special session

    Chair:Mizuno, T., Kyoto University

    15:45-16:30

    Internship in China, 2014

    Kyoto University

    16:15-16:45

    'View' --The Visit to Japan

    Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University

    16:45-17:30

    Poster session

     

  • 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.

     

  • Tsinghua University’s Graduate School at Shenzhen and the World Alliance for Low-Carbon Cities organized a low-carbon building seminar in Shenzhen, China on November 8, 2014. The seminar was very successful in bringing together a number of corporate and public sector participants active in low-carbon industries.

    Topics of discussion at the seminar included building materials, construction process, and carbon emissions in construction as well as the great potential for carbon reduction in urban development. Presentations addressed a variety of topics under the theme of green, sustainable construction. Dr. MAO Daqing, Senior Vice President of Vanke Group, spoke about applying green and low-carbon practices to real estate development. Dr. Mao spoke about how Vanke’s commitment to exploring technology and policy innovations helps the company to improve the lives of their customers through the investing in improving the quality of construction and resource efficiency, as well as establishing community waste management and environmental education programs. Alongside these developments Vanke is also involved in the development of the planned Beijing Green Building Park.

    Mr. WU Xin of Schneider Electric’s Eco-Building Business Unit gave a detailed report about the dramatic rise in return on investment (10- 20%) in the company’s green buildings, based on resource efficiency and customers’ positive experiences. Mr. Wu introduced a variety of green building activities which had helped the company develop their green building properties, particularly focused on employing energy efficiency solutions.

    Mr. YANG Lihua, National Key Account General Manager in Schneider Electric’s Retail Business Unit, and Mr. Jason Chen, Key Account Manager at Schneider Electric’s Retail Business Unit, traveled from Beijing and Guangzhou respectively, especially to attend the seminar. Schneider Electric’s participation at the seminar brought a valuable perspective on improving productivity when adopting energy-efficient green solutions.

    Dr. Emma Falck and Mr. CHEN Bin, Senior Product Marketing Manager of Kone’s Product Strategy & Marketing Division, presented energy-conservation technologies commonly used in green building elevator and escalator fields, and their application in successful cases, including the Kingdom Tower presently under construction in Saudi Arabia which is set to become the world's tallest building, and in MonoSpace elevators and energy-efficient designs.

    Mr. YANG Haibin, Vice General Manager of the Shenzhen Airport (Group) Co., Ltd, shared experiences from the Shenzhen Green Airport, including practical application of T3, photovoltaic energy conservation, and rainwater recycling technologies as well as other very energy-efficient, green strategies.

    Prof. YE Qing, Managing Director of Shenzhen Institute of Building Research Co., Ltd, presented a green building design strategy developed for the new urbanization context, and participants shared examples of efficient, practical, and feasible low-carbon buildings in use in Shenzhen.

    In addition to these presentations, participants and speakers engaged in lively discussion throughout the seminar, providing an opportunity to explore areas of interest more thoroughly with the experts present.

    In his concluding remarks, Chairman of WALCC, Prof. KANG shared his aspirations for this seminar to, not only increase awareness regarding building energy consumption, low-carbon buildings, and green buildings, but also to promote cooperation and joint development of low-carbon buildings.

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    Guests attending the forum included the vice-president of the China Research Centre of Landscape Architectural design and Planning and former vice director of the International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the PRC Miss ZHENG Shuling, Tsinghua University, Shenzhen Graduate School Dean and Professor KANG Feiyu, the World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities Chairman who gave the opening address at the forum. Dr. MAO Daqing, Senior Vice President of Vanke Group, Mr. Wu Xin of the Eco-Building Business Unit at Schneider Electric, Asia Pacific regional president of new equipment Dr. Emma Falck at KONE, the Vice General Manager of the Shenzhen Airport (Group) Co., Ltd. Mr. Yang Haibin, and Prof. YE Qing, Managing Director of Shenzhen Institute of Building Research Co., Ltd. who delivered a key-note speech. Furthermore, participants also included members of the World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities, Tsinghua Alumni Association, members of the Shenzhen Bosum Association, graduate students and faculty, a total of about 140 people attended the forum.

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    Upcoming World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities Events

    • Shenzhen Water Symposium (December 13, 2014 in Shenzhen, China)
    • Systemic Architectures for Sustainable Urban Innovation(SASUI) Workshop (late January 2015 in Finland)
    • Renewable Resources and Energy Seminar (March 2015 in Xiamen, China)
    • International Forum on Low Carbon City Eighth Low Carbon City Development World Forum (June 2015 in Shenzhen)
    • Ninth Low Carbon City Development World Forum (October 2015 in Tampere, Finland)

    See photos from the forum here.

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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!

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.