City-to-City pairings

City-to-city pairings

Through the IUC programme, cities and regions across Europe have entered into partnerships on sustainable development with counterparts from around the globe. For a full list of city pairings so far, see the table below:

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Paired city
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Agioi Anargyroi-Kamatero

Zhengzhou

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Population

62 529

Area

9.15 km2

Mayor

Nikos A. Sarantis


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Population

9 568 000

Area

7 507 km2

Mayor

Ma Yi


Topics

Smart cities and regional/urban innovation and competitivenessSustainable production/consumptionUrban mobility

Sustainable Development Goals


Description

Agioi Anargyroi-Kamatero is a small city of mixed land usage (commercial, residential) part of the Athens Metropolitan Agglomeration. Agioi Anargyroi-Kamatero aims to improve the city’s urban environment, ensure its attractiveness and sustainability by creating urban areas in which people can comfortably live, work, and relax.

Zhengzhou is one of the most important cities in inland China. It is the second largest city in central China, after Wuhan. It is the economic center of the province and the surrounding areas such as southeastern Shanxi and southwestern Shandong. Due to its strategic location in one of the most populous areas in the world (nearly 100 million people in Henan alone) and in China’s railway, road and aviation transport networks, Zhengzhou is increasingly attracting domestic and international investment as well as migrants from other areas, transforming the city into one of the largest economic centers in China.

Zhengzhou and the surrounding area have large reserves of coal and other minerals. Coal mining and electricity generation are traditionally important in the local economy.

Implementation

Agioi Anargyroi-Kamatero has already adopted a number of adaptation measures, which are part of a series of integrated projects related to the renovation of the city. These measures include the installation of squares, green spaces, pergolas, and energy-efficient lighting on key pedestrian areas.

While Zhengzhou has made great strides in city planning and building an eco-city. Ideas such as ecological city, co-existing city, and metabolic city and ring city have been implemented. The city won the “Prominent Award for City Planning Design”.