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LEP NEWS 200331 Sanya

LEP further supports local authorities for historical tea & horse caravan trail development

January 2021, Dali - Based on the first phase of preservation and protection plan and development concept for historical stations along ancient tea & horse road, LEP gets mandated by Dali Provincial Tourist Resort Administration Committee to further work out the preservation and development plans and to integrate them in the new spatial territorial master plan of the city.


LEP NEWS 200331 Sanya

LEP is mandated for Khorog Urban Resilience Programme (KURP)

November 2020, Bern - Swiss company Geotest AG has invited LEP to join in the Khorog Urban Resilience Programme in Tajikistan (KURP), which is co-funded by Swiss State Secretary for Economic Affiars (SECO). Geotest and LEP are supporting SECO in backstopping the project, which is mainly executed by professional teams from Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) and UN-Habitat. The main goal of the programme is to ensure resilient infrastructure investments in Khorog, providing the basis for sustainable economic development by strengthening also institutions, capacity and knowledge of the municipal agencies.


LEP NEWS 200331 Sanya

LEP KMG General Manager Wang Lian joins the Swiss BizTalks with Swiss Consul General, Mrs. Conny Camenzind

August 2020, Chengdu - Within the anniversary of 70 years diplomatic relations between Switzerland and China, the Swiss General Consulate in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, has carried out several interviews with Swiss companies located in Southwestern China. This time LEP KMG General Manager Wang Lian had the honor to be interviewed by Swiss Consul General, Mrs. Conny Camenzind, about the history and activities of LEP in Southwest China.

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LEP NEWS 200331 Sanya

LEP drafts new spatial masterplan in Jianchuan County, Yunnan Province

August 2020, Jianchuan - LEP and its local partners from Yunnan Urban Planning and Design Institute (YUPDI) are mandated by Jianchuan County Administration (Dept. of Natural Resources) to elaborate the new spatial masterplan for the entire territory of 2330 km2 with a total population of 170'000. In addition a new detailed regulatory plan will be drafted for the urban core areas in the county, particularly for the county town of Jinhua.

Jianchuan County belongs to Dali Prefecture in Yunnan Province. LEP is active there since many years and was actively involved and leading the Shaxi Rehabilitation Project in Jianchuan County.


LEP NEWS 200331 Sanya

LEP & CDG win 2nd rank in international landscape planning & design competition

March 2020, Sanya - LEP was invited by its project partner China Design Group (CDG, Nanjing) to participate in the international landscape planning & design competition for the newly planned Sanya-Yazhou Science & Technology City. The CDG-LEP consortium won the second place out of four international teams from Singpore, England and China.


LEP NEWS 181217 WorlEcoDesignConf

Swiss Ambassador and Consul General visit Kunming

December 2019, Kunming - On December 16, 2019, the Swiss Ambassador in Beijing, Mr. Bernardino Regazzoni, and Swiss Consul General in Chengdu, Ms. Conny Camenzind, visited Kunming City and met Kunming Foreign Affairs Office to talk about the city partnership Zurich-Kunming. After the meeting LEP guided the Ambassador and Consul General to visit Yunnan Kunming Planning Hall and Guanshang Quarter in Guandu District to learn about the activities and achievements made under the cooperation project „Sino-Swiss Low Carbon Cities“ (SSLCC). They also visited Fubao Village, where LEP is supporting the local government in shaping the future spatial development under potential Sino-Swiss cooperation on environmental technologies.


LEP NEWS 181217 WorlEcoDesignConf

LEP at International City Partnership Conference

December 2019, Kunming - On December 3, 2019, LEP participates at the International City Partnership Conference in Chenggong-Kunming, which is dedicated to the topic of education with a strong focus on vocational training. Diego Salmeron who represents the city administration of Zurich, gives a welcome speech highlighting the key education activities which were undertaken so far under city partnership Zurich-Kunming and expresses the interest of Zurich to further cooperate with Kunming on vocational training issues, where Zurich has a long and successful record to offer.


LEP NEWS 181217 WorlEcoDesignConf

LEP at Tongji University

November 2019, Shanghai - On November 21, 2019, LEP was invited by Prof. Shen Qingji from College of Architecture & Urban Planning at Tongji University to hold a lecture about Swiss spatial and environmental planning practice as well as about related reference projects of LEP in China. Professor Shen visited together with a group of PhD students LEP in Zurich already in July 2019.


LEP NEWS 181217 WorlEcoDesignConf

New Consul General of Switzerland meets LEP in Kunming

October 2019, Kunming - On October 23, 2019, the new Consul General of Switzerland in Chengdu, Ms. Conny Camenzind, paid an official visit to Kunming and met Kunming Municipal People’s Government as well as Swiss company representatives. LEP was represented by its General Manager, Mr. Wang Lian, who attended the meetings and introduced Ms. Camenzind into the business activities of LEP in China.


LEP NEWS 181217 WorlEcoDesignConf

LEP supports Fubao Village

September 2019, Kunming - LEP was mandated by Fubao Village to carry out a preliminary formulation and assessment of spatial development alternatives for Fubao Village. Being located in an ecologically highly sensitive area, Fubao’s future economic basis should rely much stronger on green economy, which contributes in many senses to Kunming’s overall goal of low-carbon city, formulated in the new urbanization plan 2050.


LEP NEWS 181217 WorlEcoDesignConf

LEP at fact finding mission in Guizhou

July 2019, Guizhou - Under the lead and organization of Swiss Chinese Association (SCA), LEP team and other Swiss companies’ representatives participated in a fact finding mission to the cities of Guiyang and Tongren in Guizhou Province.


LEP NEWS 181217 WorlEcoDesignConf

LEP at fact finding mission in Lincang

May 2019, Lincang - Under the lead and organization of Consulate General of Switzerland in Chengdu and Swiss Green Buildings (SGB) association, LEP team and other Swiss companies’ representatives participated in a fact finding mission to the city of Lincang in Southwestern Yunnan.


LEP NEWS 181217 WorlEcoDesignConf

LEP at SSLCC National Conference in Kunming

May 2019, Lincang - The SSLCC National Conference was one of the most important milestones under the Sino-Swiss Low Carbon Cities project, launched by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in 2016. Representatives of three SSLCC pilot cities Chengdu, Guangzhou and Kunming, as well as of the city of Zurich and LEP participated in this conference and presented their project outcomes and outputs.


LEP NEWS 181217 WorlEcoDesignConf

LEP wins bidding competition for Dali City Spatial Masterplan

March 2019, Dali - Dali Prefecture and City were selected as pilot region for the new type spatial masterplan by Yunnan Government under national spatial planning reform. LEP and three other international teams were invited for a planning bidding competition for the entire administrative area of Dali city with approx. 1800m2 area. LEP won the competition and was mandated by Dali Natural Resources Bureau to elaborate the new type spatial masterplan for Dali City.


LEP NEWS 181217 WorlEcoDesignConf

MoU signed for carbon neutral site development

February 2019, Vijayawada - LEP represented 2000Watt Smart Cities Association (2000WSCA) and signed the MoU with AP Govt. towards setting up the first 2000Watt-Smart-City Township in the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, Amaravati. LEP together with Nuesch Development AG Switzerland will lead the ambitious project.

The 2000Watt-Smart-City Township will support the initial stages of the development of the new capital Amaravati by means of setting up the first example of carbon neutral community and developing efficient and new form of public private partnership between the AP state and Swiss partners.


LEP NEWS 181217 WorlEcoDesignConf

LEP at World Eco Design Conference

December 2018, Guangzhou - During the 1st World Eco Design Conference held in Conghua District of Guangzhou, the first phase of SSLCC Guangzhou case study was concluded by several speeches from Swiss (Generis, LEP) and Chinese partners, as well as by the official hand-over ceremony of the Liuxi River Belt Region Low Carbon Master Plan Guideline Report.



LEP signs MoU with KABEP

December 2018, Kunming - During the inauguration ceremony of Kunming research center for commercial floor space data assessment, LEP and Kunming Association of Building Economic Promotion (KABEP) signed a MoU for project cooperation on GIS based commercial floor space data assessment.


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Kunming delegation visits Zurich

November 2018, Zurich - From October 28 to November 1, 2018, a technical delegation from Kunming visited the city of Zurich under “Sino-Swiss Low Carbon Cities” (SSLCC) cooperation project. The visit focused mainly on the SSLCC subprojects of low carbon industrial heritage, urban infrastructure and low carbon awareness building.


LEP NEWS 180925 Vontobel Davos

LEP as guest speaker at Vontobel EAM Summit

September 2018, Davos - Diego Salmeron was invited by Swiss Vontobel Bank to participate at their annual External Asset Manager Summit in Davos to hold a speech about urban planning in China. The summit focused on Asia related topics with regard to artificial intelligence, society and behavioral economics and market assessments.


LEP NEWS 180619 Asia Expo

LEP at South Asia Expo

June 2018, Kunming - Under the lead of Swiss General Consulate in Chengdu, LEP joined the Swiss pavilion at the South Asia Expo in Kunming. Besides presenting its company services and project references in China and Switzerland, LEP also highlighted the city partnership between Zurich and Kunming. Several government officials visited the Swiss pavilion and LEP booth, such as Yunnan Economic Promotion Agency, Lincang Prefecture, Kunming Foreign Affairs Office and others.