Environment

Smart Cities

Europe and China’s efforts to promote the development of Smart Cities between the two regions have received support from the EU-China Dialogue Support Facility (PDSF II).

The Executive Interview: Massimo Bagnasco, Partner and Managing Director, Progetto CMR

Massimo Bagnasco graduated in Architecture from the University of Genoa in 1996. He has worked for Progetto CMR since 2004 when he set up their offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin. In addition to being managing partner he also functions as client leader on many…

Switching mindset

The SWITCH-Asia ‘Train the Trainers’ Project (the Project) has made a huge contribution to EU-China cooperation in the field of urbanisation.

air pollution

Goodbye Blue Sky

Air pollution is nothing new to people living in China, but the recent extreme conditions witnessed across the eastern provinces placed the issue under the scrutiny of international media

water pollution

Managing Water for More Desirable Cities

A decent sewer system is one of the most important infrastructure elements of a city without which civilised, healthy living and protection from flooding is just not possible.

Water

China’s Water Quality

The issue of water quality in China was highlighted in the media after the contamination of the water supply in Handan, Hebei province in January. It made headlines for two principle reasons

Bureau Veritas

Do the Right Thing: Energy Audit and Its Benefits

When considering the industries that can have an adverse affect on the environment, it’s easy to fall into the trap of just laying the blame at the feet of the more visible culprits

China’s Chemical Industry Enters a New Era with Sustainability

One of China’s key challenges as it continues its ineluctable progress towards becoming the world’s largest economy is balancing growth with its environmental responsibilities