“With 300-400 million rural residents joining the urban population in the coming two decades in China, it is of critical importance that we rethink our approach to urban design…applying principles of sustainable development so that commerce, communities and nature can thrive and grow in harmony.”
Nie Meisheng - President, China Housing Industry Association
Groups like the China-US Center for Sustainable Development are working to create more sustainable growth - from energy use to urban development the need for sustainable development is critical. They are working with award-winning architect and author William McDonough (Author of Cradle to Cradle) in developing sustainable city models called sustainable villages.
The China-U.S. Center for Sustainable Development is a new type of international organization, focused on achieving results to accelerate sustainable development in China, the United States and the world.
“We create sustaining enterprises using nature as a model - cradle to cradle design - that enable commerce, communities and nature to thrive and grow in harmony. We also provide training to build capacity for sustainable development and target strategic opportunities that are both timely and important.”
Photo courtesy of the China-US Center for Sustainable Development.