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China-UK Research Centre for Eco-Cities and Sustainable Development

We are a collaborative venture between Cardiff University and Hefei University of Technology and pursue an innovative research agenda on the development, management and sustainability of cities.


The Centre has an international outlook with staff drawn from Cardiff University and Hefei University of Technology. We aim to bring together different disciplinary and academic traditions to explore theoretical perspectives on eco-city development, how citizens, business and government use eco-cities and the opportunities for lesson learning.

The Centre takes an inclusive perspective on eco-development, recognising that it involves the relationship between new urban areas and their rural hinterlands, the governance of urban spaces, methodologies for spatial analysis and the links between culture and development.

Key research themes for the Centre include:

  • low carbon eco-city development
  • integrated urban-rural development
  • urban public policy and governance
  • spatial environmental analysis
  • cultural and historical heritage.

The Centre will deliver on its research themes by:

  • bringing together individuals and research teams from the two Universities
  • supporting research training for PhD students
  • encouraging collaborative funded research projects
  • participating in a visiting scholars programme to promote the exchange of staff between the two universities.

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Centre Director

Dr Li Yu

Dr Li Yu

+44 (0)29 208 79333

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