- Greenway as a New Path for the Exploration of Urban-Rural Coordinate based on a Low-Carbon Model   click here to open paper content1007 kb
by    Hong, Liangping & Hua, Xiang | hx_28@hotmail.com   click here to send an email to the auther(s) of this paper
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Based on the case study of Dongguan city in Guangdong province of China,
this paper analyzes and concludes the specific role and contributions of
Greenway Planning and Construction to coordinate the development of urban
and rural differentiation with a new path of low-carbon model, and
discusses its limitations further.
Greenway Planning and Construction (GPC) has achieved good results in
crossing the barriers of dual management system and promoting the
development of urban and rural plan as a whole with a low-carbon model. By
exploring the new path of low-carbon models for coordinating the
development of urban and rural differentiation to meet the demands of the
future sustainable development, this paper aims to find ways in which
current institutional barriers can break to balance the urban-rural

The contents of this paper are divided into two parts; the first part is a
theoretical research on policy in which it is firstly clarified that the
future development model for urban and rural areas, as a whole, must cross
the current institutional barriers of a management policy and, secondly, it
is proposed that the concept of sustainable development must be followed
when exploring new ideas for the urban and rural overall development in
low-carbon model; in addition, the first part highlights the advantages of
the GPC when crossing the urban-rural dual management system and promoting
low-carbon development.

The second part shows the case study. GPC of Dongguan City in Guangdong
province was analyzed to expand the empirical research in order to validate
the points of view proposed in the first part of the study.

The main outputs of these research are: ①The GPC is one the most effective
ways to implement a low-carbon development model in Dongguan; ② In the
current urban and rural dual management system of China, through the GPC,
the idea of the urban-rural overall development in Dongguan, can
effectively be realized; ③The GPC promotes the integration of space,
environmental and economic resources and infrastructure constructions in
urban and rural areas, which in turn promotes the overall urban-rural
development of Dongguan.

Finally, this paper suggests that the implementation of the GPC and,
therefore, the promotion of the urban-rural overall development based on a
low-carbon model in Dongguan, still need to be analyzed from other
perspectives, such as the regional economic development level, the
government disposable income and the per capita disposable income.

This project was developed by Dongguan Urban Construction and Planning
Bureau and validated by the School of Architecture and Urban Planning of
Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
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