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UN-HABITAT Officials Visit Urban Planning Society of China
UN-HABITAT Officials, including Elkin Valasques, Chief of Regional and Metropolitan Planning Office of Urban Planning and Design Branch, visited Urban Planning Society of China (UPSC) on Jun. 26, who exchanged views with Mr. SHI Nan, Secretary-General of UPSC, on enhancing the cooperation between two organizations. Both parties agreed to hold a special forum during the Annual Conference of China City Planning 2012.

Since Joan Clos took over the position of UN Secretary-General and UN-HABITAT Executive Director, UN-HABITAT has attached great importance to urban planning and specially set up the Urban Planning and Design Branch to take charge of the world-wide urban planning cooperation. UN-HABITAT has also enhanced its cooperation and exchange with China. Mr. Clos visited UPSC on Jul. 1, 2011, and Rafael Tuts, Director of Urban Planning and Design Branch also paid a visit to UPSC specially. In the World Urban Forum which will be held in September 2012, UPSC will organize a special forum to introduce China’s new development in low-carbon ecology to the outside world.

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