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CAE Launches Research on Urban Development in Beijing

  • Published: Apr 28, 2021
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The Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) launched the major consulting project “Strategic Research on the Scale and Structure of China’s Urban Development” in Beijing on the morning of April 27, 2021.


Led by CAE members Wang An and Fu Zhihuan, the project aims to summarize the causes of current urban problems from transportation, resources, the environment, urban governance and other perspectives.


It examines the scale and structure of cities and China’s national conditions in comparison to the world and takes into account urban safety and development. The project also explores methods for optimizing the size and structure of cities, policy recommendations on China’s future urban development and how to improve cities to raise people’s wellbeing. 


CAE President Li Xiaohong said the project closely serves the national strategy and the research content involves multiple disciplines in engineering science and technology. He also urged the project team to further refine the research and cooperate with each other in putting forward targeted and implementable recommendations.


He Huawu, Vice President of the CAE, joined other CAE members including Qian Qihu, Sun Yongfu, Huang Weihe, Chen Xiangsheng, Chen Xiaohong, Wu Zhiqiang and Wang Jian to attend the meeting.


Participants also included over 60 experts and scholars from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the China Academy of Urban Planning & Design, Tsinghua University, Peking University, Tongji University, Beijing Jiaotong University and other institutions, scientific research institutes and large enterprise groups.


Following the opening reports made by the research groups, participants said they believe that the project fully takes into account the latest developments at home and abroad, focuses on studying China’s urban development from multiple perspectives, and explores several major issues facing the development of large cities, aspects of great significance to the high-quality development of cities in China.


The meeting’s results require the research process for the project to fully integrate the actual cases of typical urban operations in China, and to propose solutions to the strategic problems in urban development scale and structure.