Title

The Vision for Liuzhou’s New Town: Motor City

Presenter Information

Hui Xu
Rongrong Chen
Lijun Zhang

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

Motor city, history, background, policy, future

Abstract

To systematically explore four dimensions of the Liuzhou City’s vision for a new and sustainable “Detroit” in southern China we conducted a SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, Threat) analysis of Liuzhou City’s “New Town-Motor City” plan for taking advantage of the city’s location and access to the sea to grow automobile production as the central element (pillar) in establishing the city as a major Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) industrial center. The plan envisions the creation of a new town in an undeveloped section of the city that will fall under the government’s classification of a Motor City. The Motor City, when completed, will become a new district of Liuzhou City. Out of a total area of 203 square kilometers, 138 square kilometers are the targeted for intensive development and it is expected that by 2030, a million people will be living there. Elements incorporated into the presentation include prospects for meeting the core objectives of internationalization, industrialization, informationization in the following areas: preserving the natural landscape to create livable city, making Guangxi providence a driving force in international high-end automobile production, innovation and new energy vehicle development; and becoming a center for expositions, trade, and tourism. The poster lays out Liuzhou’s vision of a harmonious world-class Motor City that remains livable while producing 3.5 million vehicles a year.

Poster Number

1

Faculty Mentor(s)

Wirth, Rex; Zender, Joshua

Additional Mentoring Department

Political Science

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The Vision for Liuzhou’s New Town: Motor City

SURC Ballroom C/D

To systematically explore four dimensions of the Liuzhou City’s vision for a new and sustainable “Detroit” in southern China we conducted a SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, Threat) analysis of Liuzhou City’s “New Town-Motor City” plan for taking advantage of the city’s location and access to the sea to grow automobile production as the central element (pillar) in establishing the city as a major Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) industrial center. The plan envisions the creation of a new town in an undeveloped section of the city that will fall under the government’s classification of a Motor City. The Motor City, when completed, will become a new district of Liuzhou City. Out of a total area of 203 square kilometers, 138 square kilometers are the targeted for intensive development and it is expected that by 2030, a million people will be living there. Elements incorporated into the presentation include prospects for meeting the core objectives of internationalization, industrialization, informationization in the following areas: preserving the natural landscape to create livable city, making Guangxi providence a driving force in international high-end automobile production, innovation and new energy vehicle development; and becoming a center for expositions, trade, and tourism. The poster lays out Liuzhou’s vision of a harmonious world-class Motor City that remains livable while producing 3.5 million vehicles a year.