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Sustainable planning for a rural community

Subsistence living conditions drive millions of China’s rural poor into the cities. Concurrently farming land is converted to new uses. Sustainable planning for a rural community is a pilot project in Beijing’s urban sprawl.

It demonstrates how much needs to be done to keep people in rural settings – and how much can be done. The urban plan improves logistics, public utilities and services while meeting stringent ecological and energy-saving targets for new buildings. 

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“Intelligently addressing three critical national priorities for sustainable development policy in China” – Global Holcim Awards Jury
Bronze for Sustainable planning for a rural community in Beijing, China
Project Entry for Global Holcim Awards 2009
Sustainable planning for a rural community in China wins Gold Award
“An innovative and unique approach to the overall land use planning” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2008 for Asia Pacific
Project Details
Beijing, China
Zhang Yue
Main Author
Zhang Yue
Tsinghua University, China
Feng Ni
Further Author
Feng Ni
Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Planning , China
Gold 2008
Asia Pacific
Bronze 2009
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