Over the last five years, JUCCCE has trained over 450 mayors, central government officials, and state owned enterprise executives on how to build sustainable cities.
Our students lead a combined population of over 500 million people and run some of the largest companies in the world. JUCCCE creates training programs in partnership with the National Academy for Mayors in China (NAMC) under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Rural Development, the Central Organization Department, the China Executive Leadership Academy in Pudong (CELAP), and the Chinese Academy of Governance. JUCCCE develops curriculum for these academies, with topics covering climate resilient city design, energy master planning, green finance, transportation, green building, municipal waste and water treatment, eco-heritage tourism, low carbon lifestyle, and other sustainabilty topics.
China has a narrow window of time to rethink how it builds and lives in cities. Over the next 20 years, over 350 million people will move into Chinaʼs cities, requiring a massive buildout of 50,000 new skyscrapers (the equivalent of 10 Manhattans), 170 new mass transit systems, 100 new airports, and hundreds of new power generation plants. China is building the equivalent of a city of Rome every 2 weeks.
The single biggest question we get on this program is whether or not the mayors are interested in the topics and how we keep their attention.
Students participate in this training in order to fufill mandatory annual government training requirements.
The 11th and 12th Five Year Plans (business plans for the country) clearly set energy and emissions reduction and environmental protection as key metrics of a government leader’s success.
JUCCCE actively ties green solutions to local growth, differentiation, and community health- three top concerns of local leaders.
JUCCCE uses this mayoral training channel to distribute best practices across China.
In 2010, JUCCCE translated New York City's sustainability plan, PlaNYC, into Chinese. This version was debuted by NYC Mayor Bloomberg and Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang at C40.
Classes have 30-55 students, who range from Vice Mayors, Mayors, Central Government Bureau Officers, to State Owned Enterprise executives.
Our JUCCCE training modules range from two to six days, within a longer class. The total class length is usually two weeks to one month, with one day off a week. These classes fulfill government leaders' mandatory 12 days of training each year. Every 5 years of service, they are required to take 3 months of training.
There are 8 official Communist Party training academies that offer classes that fulfill these training requirements. JUCCCE custom creates curriculum and manages the administration of the courses for 3 of the 8 academies in China.
JUCCCE modules are customized for the academies needs and have included a variety of topics:
- Energy master planning
- Smart transportation
- Municipal waste and water treatment
- Eco-heritage tourism
- Climate resilient city design
- Pollution reduction
- Green financing
- Clean energy
- Sustainable lifestyles
- Circular economy
- Green buildings
Class formats include classroom lecture, site visits, dinners, workshops.
Some of the esteemed lecturers who have generously donated their time include: Chinese government officials, heads of sustainability in New York City and Seoul, a former deputy mayor of London, US Environmental Protection Agency, US Department of Energy, World Bank, McKinsey, Philips Lighting, Covanta, professors from top universities, Arup, Alliance to Save Energy, WWF, BSR, Shui On Land, Owens Corning, and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.
JUCCCE's unique experience in delivering these classes allows us to help our lecturers
- strategize how best to present technologies and best practices in a way that is applicable to China
- translate presentations into Chinese
- approve content through the academies
- make sure that content and presentation style is acceptable
- make sure that content delivery meets the students' and academies' high expectations
- followup with interested government officials after the class
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Corporate partners who realize the value of building relationships with China’s top local leaders have worked with JUCCCE to tailor interactions during these trainings, such as dinners, lunches, site visits, workshops and exhibitions. For more information on how to help JUCCCE bring your best practices and technologies to Chinese cities, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special thanks to US Department of Energy, US Environmental Protection Agency, National Academy for Mayors of China, China Executive Leadership Academy of Pudong, Chinese Academy of Governance, McKinsey, Urban China Initiative, naked retreats, GE, Philips Lighting, Moet Hennessey, Coke, Incom, World Bank, Haworth, Clinton Global Initiative, Covanta, Alliance to Save Energy, WWF, BSR, Shui On Land, Owens Corning, and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Swiss RE, Lend Lease, Marks and Spencer, Unilever, Augmentum, Arup, ZED, Shanghai Tongji University Sino-Finnish Center, City of Seoul, City of London, City of New York.
Rit Agrawala, Michael Bloomberg, Christine Chen, Ruby Chen, Grant Horsfield, Steve Hammer, Holly Cheng, River Lu, Shayla Yin, Peter Yan, Lucy Huang, Song Yan Ping, Wang Zhong Pin, Yiwei Chen, Yang Fuqiang, Laura Lesker, Tommi Tiidus, Tyler Moragne, Roy Graff, Su Yunsheng, Jonathan Woetzel, Haimeng Zhang, Li Bingbing, Tom McCawley, Rocky Anderson, Nicky Gavron, Yan Nai Ling, Calvin Xu, Phoebus Xu, Delphine Yip, Yan Nai Ling, Chris Megrue, all our lecturers, all our volunteers.