The mission
General Mission:
  • Build a commercially viable pilot Sustainable Urbanisation Park with comprehensive demonstration coverage: design and construction material, energy-efficiency and smart grid solutions, water and waste management, eco- friendly mobility.
  • Introduce advanced environmental protection technology, equipment and products from Europe to China through market mechanisms (“Hardware”).
  • Demonstrate on a pilot basis the rules, norms, standards and certifications for buildings (“software”) along the lines set in the cooperation framework between the EC and MoHURD signed at the EU-China Summit in Nanjing in 2009.
  • Create a centre of excellence for exchange of best practices between Europe and China on urban planning, city block design, walkable and livable districts, incorporation of renewable energy in buildings, smart meters.
  • Create an unchallengeable project on the technical grounds by submitting the blueprint of it to the Joint Research Center of the European Commission.
  • Establish and host the secretariat of the “EU-China Sustainable Urbanisation Business Council”.
  • Host one session of the annual EU-China Mayors Forum.
  • Create a twinning between Shenzhen “EU-China Sustainable Urbanisation Park” and European most advanced districts (such as Hammar by Sjostad, Eco- Viikki, Bed-Zen London, or Solar City in Austria).
Bilateral Exemplar:

The Sourcing & procurement test: in the construction phase, one of the objectives of the park is to showcase the most advanced European urban solutions. This will obviously be reflected to the maximum extent possible in the procurement. Whenever a Chinese contractor has to be chosen, the safety aspect will be a key parameter.

The Jobs localisation test: during the exploitation phase of the park, an ex-ante screening of the business models of the companies considering setting shop in the SUP will be carried out so as to ensure that the main activity is the supply of the Chinese market (i.e. not for re-export to EU market or frontal competition on third-country markets).