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Portland recognized for green technology, intracity cooperation

City planners from Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability are sharing our best practices with planners all over the world, most recently in Kunming, China.

Resulting from a Memo of Understanding between the mayors of Portland and Kunming, the project will propel Kunming into the coveted title of "Greenest City in China." In October 2013, Mayor Hales visited Mayor Li Wenrong to discuss strategies and best practices for adopting a low-carbon approach to city management. The work continues now with follow up trips to China by Portland BPS deputy director Michael Armstrong, visiting for four days in Kunming to . 

Funded by a grant by the Energy Foundation, the Portland delegation suggested several methods to help Kunming achieve Portland's famed density planning and low-carbon approaches. 

To read more, click on this link: BPS visits Kunming