China lacks cadaster

China currently still lacks a national cadaster, as a result of which property rights are unclear, while urban and regional planning are difficult to implement. Against this background, the TU Delft will host the inaugural Sino-Dutch Conference on Land Titling and Planning. The conference takes place during the upcoming visit of Minister Schultz-van Haagen of the Dutch Ministry of Environment and Infrastructure in September. Invited speakers include the Secretary General of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, the Vice Minister of the China Ministry of Land and Resources, Rem Koolhaas architect of the CCTV Building in Beijing, and Maarten Smits CEO of Deltares. For more information contact Prof. Dr. Peter Ho, p.p.s.ho@tudelft.nl.

China revives the Silk Road

China is working hard on the construction of new silk routes, a network of routes linking Europe and China for centuries, to promote trade between east and west. Therefore, the country built major cities along the routes rapidly and kilometers of railways and terminals in the country.

For more details, please refer to the news on NOS.nl.

Rem Koolhaas interviews Peter Ho

The European Forum on Culture will take place soon. The Forum, initiated by De Balie, focuses on value, power and impact of arts and culture in Europe.

Part of the Forum is ‘1 night, 12 hours, 100 questions’. During this non-stop, 12-hour marathon interview in De Balie, architect Rem Koolhaas and political philosopher Luuk van Middelaar will talk  with a number of high-profile guests from the world of art, philosophy and political science. Prof. Peter Ho from TU Delft is one of the special guests.

The interview marathon will start on June 1 at 18:00 and last till June 2 at 6:00. More information about the program and participants can be found at cultureforum.eu.

The Dutch version can be downloaded.

Dutch Days Beijing 2016

From May 11 until June 15 the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is hosting the Dutch Days festival. The diverse programme of the third edition of Dutch Days Beijing offers a variety of events. The several workshops, lectures and exhibitions will show the diversity and colourfulness of the Netherlands.

Prof. Peter Ho speaks during the Royal Embassy’s Dutch Days.

More info at: Netherlands Embassy and Consulates, China or 荷兰驻华使团