The SpACE Lab at ISU – Institute for Sustainable Urbanism jointly with the College of Architecture and Urban Planning of Tongji University invites to the “Sino-German Symposium Low Carbon Communities Shanghai 2022”. Challenges and opportunities of carbon-neutral urban development in Shanghai and the broader context of future cities in China and Germany will be discussed.

Due to the economic boom of the 1950s and 1980s and massive growth following reforms in the 1990s, the former fishing village of Shanghai developed into a metropolitan region with approximately 23 million inhabitants, 15 million alone live in the center. The city has evolved into the most important industrial city in China with extreme urbanization and redevelopment. It is an important transportation hub, leading center of the textile industry, essential for the production of vehicles, machines, steel and is also the location of one of the world’s largest container ports. This development is gigantic. The city is increasingly transforming into a post-industrial economy, with the service sector accounting for about 70 per cent of the city’s GDP. The sustainable city agenda is being pursued, which on the one hand should contribute to CO2 reduction but also combines social and economic aspects. This Urban Renewal Code should help to provide economic opportunities and make the city more livable at the same time.


Prof. Hou Li (CAUP, Tongji University)
Prof. Dr. Dong (CAUP, Tongji University)
Magdalene Weiß (GMP)
Prof. Wang Xin (CAUP, Tongji University)
Christopher Knabe (Obermeyer)


Prof. Dr. Vanessa Miriam Carlow (TU Branschweig)
Prof. Dr. Nannan Dong (CAUP, Tongji University)

Link to the meeting via ZOOM:
Uhrzeit: 25.Feb.2022 08:30 Amsterdam, Berlin, Rom, Stockholm, Wien

Meeting-ID: 848 2915 4400
Kenncode: 019835

Photo credits: Chantal Karadag/TU Braunschweig