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 »

The news article reports on the decreasing popularity of traditional parks in Chengdu and stated the growing interest of younger citizens in modern urban parks. While it justifies the needs for building more modern parks, little attention has been paid …

Chengdu’s old park falls out of favor, New city parks sought after by young people (成都老公园失宠 新型城市公园受青年人追捧) Read more »

Source: West China Metropolis Daily (华西都市报) , editor. “Chengdu Resident Population Will Be Controlled within 6.2 Million (成都中心城区常住人口将控制在620万以内).” 人民网, 15 Jan. 2016, sc.people.com.cn/n2/2016/0115/c345167-27546930.html.

The plan was published in 2016 by the Chengdu Municipal Bureau of Planning and Natural Resources. It is officially described as a comprehensive strategic plan that guides urban development and construction. It was the official basis for urban construction and …

Chengdu City Master Plan (2011-2020) (成都市城市总体规划(2011-2020年)) Read more »

CTGN. 2019.“Chengdu To Expand Green Space By Building More ‘Pocket Parks’. CTGN News. https://news.cgtn.com/news/2019-11-01/Chengdu-to-expand-green-space-by-building-more-pocket-parks–LgB2EDojpS/index.html. This article and video provide an insight into how locals are living in Chengdu and what their overall perception is towards the Garden City movement. The …

Chengdu’s Green Movement and its Pocket gardens Read more »

This academic thesis explores on the rural ecological planning of Shuangliu county in Chengdu. The writer thinks the planning is designed to encourage economic growth, social development of rural areas, and to improve the environment by adopting more ecological-friendly planning …

Chengdu Rural Ecological Planning in Garden City Construction – A Study of Shuangliu County (田园城市建设背景下的成都市乡村生态规划研究—以双流县为例) Read more »

The news article gives an overall picture of the current implementation of Garden City concept in Chengdu. Development in Chengdu was influenced and facilitated by the central government’s policy to encourage development in interior cities in the western region of …

Inside Chengdu: can China’s megacity version of the garden city work? Read more »

The article gives information about Chengdu’s current situation in its sustainable development and industrial development by reporting opinions of experts on the topic. The Foreign Experts Symposium was  a symposium co-hosted by the Foreign Talent Research Centre,  Ministry of Science …

Chengdu doing well in sustainable development, industrial upgrade: Experts said Read more »

“Chengdu will become the third city in the country to have two international airports besides Beijing and Shanghai, after the completion of Tianfu International Airport in 2020.” said Liu Xingjun, deputy secretary-general of Chengdu Municipal People’s Government [2]. According to …

The next city after Beijing and Shanghai: Are Chengdu citizens ready to lose the city they are familiar with? Read more »

  When looking through the entire document, the government states in many areas that the priority for the project would be focused more on sustainability rather than profitability. However through the Narratives analysed before we can see that this isn’t …

Original government document for the Garden city proposal Read more »