This report forms the scoping study for proposed collaboration under the
urban theme of UK-China Sustainable Development Dialogue (Urban SDD),
and is one of several initiatives arising from the Joint Statement on
Sustainable Development signed by the governments of the People’s
Republic of China and the UK in November 2005. The report sets out a
framework for collaboration on the Urban SDD, based around two priority
areas identified by the MoC - ‘planning for sustainable cities’ and ‘low
income urban households’.
The report is divided into four sections. Section 1 sets out the
background to the Urban SDD and summarises the terms of reference.
Section 2 compares interpretations of the concept of sustainable
development in China and the UK based on a policy analysis of official
documentation. Section 3 summarises the mapping of key links between
Chinese and UK organisations, and highlights potential themes for the
Urban SDD. Section 4 sets out recommendations for the future programme
This resource was produced by TI-UP – a DFID-funded resource centre for
technology, infrastructure and urban planning, managed by IMC Worldwide
Technology, Infrastructure and Urban Planning Resource Centre (TI-UP); Urban China Research Centre, School of City, Regional Planning, Cardiff University. UK-China Sustainable Development Dialogue (SDD) Urban Strand Scoping Study. Final Report. TI-UP Resource Centre, London, UK (2007) 40 pp.