Presenter Information

Huanhuan Zeng

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom B/C/D

Start Date

21-5-2015

End Date

21-5-2015

Keywords

Revitalization, Urbanization, Industrialization

Abstract

Liuzhou City is a successful industrial city in southwest of China. It is the second largest city and the largest industrial base in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Over the past twenty years, the processes of industrialization and urbanization have resulted in pollution and a shortage of the land that pose barriers to further development. To cope with these problems, Liuzhou City has devised a strategy for the transformation for the city’s economic development known as the Revitalization of the Urban Core Plan. Transformation involves extending the urban core through the creation of new districts, conversion of rural to urban space, and development of peripheral industrial parks. Once new space is available, old polluting industries can construct and move to new less polluting facilities and the space they vacate can be revitalized, cleaned up, and used to develop high end technology and service sectors in the old core. As one of the urban areas of Liuzhou City, Yufeng district is a primary target for transformation. This analysis deals with the problems and the revitalization measures used to address them, the progress and current status of these efforts, and the challenges of the revitalization that remain for Yufeng district and Liuzhou City.

Poster Number

60

Faculty Mentor(s)

Rex Wirth

Department/Program

Public Administration (MPA)

Additional Mentoring Department

Political Science

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Revitalization of the Urban Core in Liuzhou

SURC Ballroom B/C/D

Liuzhou City is a successful industrial city in southwest of China. It is the second largest city and the largest industrial base in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Over the past twenty years, the processes of industrialization and urbanization have resulted in pollution and a shortage of the land that pose barriers to further development. To cope with these problems, Liuzhou City has devised a strategy for the transformation for the city’s economic development known as the Revitalization of the Urban Core Plan. Transformation involves extending the urban core through the creation of new districts, conversion of rural to urban space, and development of peripheral industrial parks. Once new space is available, old polluting industries can construct and move to new less polluting facilities and the space they vacate can be revitalized, cleaned up, and used to develop high end technology and service sectors in the old core. As one of the urban areas of Liuzhou City, Yufeng district is a primary target for transformation. This analysis deals with the problems and the revitalization measures used to address them, the progress and current status of these efforts, and the challenges of the revitalization that remain for Yufeng district and Liuzhou City.