Throughout the process, the architecture style of the Viceroy House, a significant building and a centrepiece of the urban planning was discussed. Different concepts were raised, and to trace back to their thought of trail and ideas, there are certain …

Creating an Imperial India – Architecture Style of Viceroy House Read more »

  This article compares the classic Garden City and the Chinese garden city in the aspects of scales, means, etc and argues that the concept has upgraded from Ebenezer Howard’s ideology of eliminating social inequality to a contemporary top-down manipulation …

Taking Letchworth to Chengdu: Can Garden Cities Work in China? Read more »

There are two types of urbanization processes happening in Chengdu now. The central city of Chengdu has increased in scale rapidly for the last decade. The area of construction land in 1999 had already exceeded the area limit of 248 …

Urban-rural Integration: Zengjianguagou ‘增减挂钩’ Policy to Tackle the Conflict between Arable Land and Construction Land Read more »

Published by the official planning and management bureau, the document signifies the start of Chengdu ‘s goal to become the World Modern Garden City. This document also emphasizes the three core principles of Chengdu’s garden city: the beauty of nature, …

Guidelines for the Planning and Construction of World Ecological Garden City《世界生态田园城市规划建设导则》 Read more »

  This article uses Chengdu as a case study and analyzes this new phase of urbanization in the countryside and contrasts it with the way in which urbanization took place in rural areas closer to the city in the past. …

Whose Urban Development? Changing Credibilities, Forms and Functions of Urbanization in Chengdu, China Read more »

    This file is the official and authentic response from the nation. As any actions the local government take would follow the nation’s strategic demands and orders, any items that are mentioned or emphansized here should be paid extra …

Reply from the State Council on the Urban Master Plan of Chengdu (国务院关于成都市城市总体规划的批复) Read more »

Published by the Chengdu Institute of Planning & Design, this plan is the official comprehensive and strategic dynamic long-term plan that guides urban construction, development, and planning management within Chengdu urban and central city areas in the period from 2011 …

Chengdu City Master Plan (2011-2020) Published by the Chengdu Institute of Planning & Design Read more »