As the capital city of China’s Sichuan province and an economic and transport hub in the region, Chengdu is central to the country’s Western Development Strategy—a regional development pl
Faced with rapid urbanization, Chinese cities, like many other cities around the world, are exploring sustainable development pathways for a more livable environment that supports economic growth and is environmentally responsible.
Urbanization has been rapid for the coastal city of Qingdao in China’s eastern Shandong Province. By 2020, the city will have a population of 12 million people. Working with Qingdao Municipal Government, WRI China/...
Smart Strategies for Private Vehicle Ownership and Usage in Chengdu is a transportation project of WRI China/EMBARQ China, funded by the Caterpillar Foundation. The working paper draws on the experience of Chinese and...
This report takes Chengdu’s low-carbon development and water pollution emissions reduction goals as its starting points and analyzes the current energy efficiency of its municipal wastewater treatment facilities. It uses scenario analysis to forecast the potential for energy conservation of...
This report evaluates the energy requirements of urban water supply from all potential source water types (including surface water, groundwater, inter-basin transfer and unconventional water resources such as desalination and reclamation). Based on scenario studies, it also provides...
This report applies scenario analysis to depict three pathways for Chengdu after evaluating its status quo of energy consumption and carbon emissions, including the baseline scenario, policy scenario and blueprint scenario. It reveals the mitigation potential and measures in key fields and...
Transit Metropolis – administered by the Ministry of Transport – is a national program that aims to promote transit-oriented development (TOD) and high quality trans
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Update: 9/30/14: This article has been updated to include information about where the Tongxin Doudou videos have been broadcasted since their launch. This article also previously stated that 22.2% of fine particulate matter in Beijing comes from vehicle emissions.
As an important port city in northern China, Qingdao has been a key business hub over the past century, and is becoming even more influential as China emerges as a new commercial center of the world.