Hamburg: the upcoming focused city of the 2015-2016 EUAP Urban Innovations Series [fr]
The upcoming city of focus of the on-going EUAP* Urban Innovations Series for 2015-2016 will be the city of Hamburg. Ten events will be held focusing on Hamburg innovation in terms of green city.
Hamburg – A European Green Capital
Hamburg is Germany’s second-largest city (and a federal state in its own right) with 1.8 million inhabitants (5 million in the Greater Hamburg Metropolitan Region). According to Eurostat data, its GDP of roughly 50,000 € per capita makes it the third-wealthiest region in the European Union (after Inner London and Luxembourg). The city’s prosperity has been based traditionally on strong manufacturing industries and its port (the port of Hamburg continues to be Europe’s second largest after Rotterdam). While maintaining its industrial base, Hamburg today also has a strong service sector, especially logistics, transport and ancillary services, commerce, ICT, media and tourism. In recent years, Hamburg has become a prime location for inward FDI from China.
Hamburg’s urban policies have long been largely consensual and environmentally friendly. In 2011, Hamburg became the European Green Capital, a title awarded annually by the European Commission for European leadership in environmental governance.
Learn more about this city by participating to this series of events – from October 16, 2015 to December 15, 2015 !
*The European Union Academic Program (EUAP) is a consortium of four universities in Hong Kong (Hong Kong Baptist University, The University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Lingnan University), co-funded by the European Union.