Master Plan of Guangzhou Science City
Guangzhou Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone (GHIDZ) is one of the second sets of Hi-tech industrial development zones approved by the State Council in 1992. we replanned the Master Plan of Guangzhou Science City based on the previous one after the management system was adjusted in 1999. The new master plan has been implemented by the Government of Guangzhou since May 26 2000 after the committee members and experts evaluated it on Jan. 30 2000.
Guangzhou Science City (GSC), the core of Guangzhou Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone, is located at the Tianhe District. Its total developable area is 37.47 KM2, which the main construction area is to east of Dongsha road, north of Guangshen highway, south of Guangshan road and Luonan road, and west of the north the second city ring road.
The aim of the master plan of GSC is to develop innovation environment, accelerate Guangzhou's industrial structure adjustment, create high quality work and living environment, and develop GSC as a technical center of the south China in 21 century. This plan includes seven aspects: land use plan, transportation network (system) plan, public facilities plan, green system plan, landscape system plan, environment protection plan and disaster precaution system.
The master plan of GSC employs ecological principles, respects the original terrain and physiography and protects the natural environment. Meanwhile, given market requirement, the landuse should be flexible at a certain extent based on land use function. In order to meet this requirement, all related and similar industries are located at different four parts of the district: Micro-electronics Information Science Park, Biotech industrial Science Park, New Energy & New Material Industrial Science Park and Science Park for Other High technology. According to the requirement of the cluster layout, the four parts are around the central area.
The transportation plan of GSC has two hierarchies. One is Guangzhou Urban Road System which includes highways, express way, Major Arterial Streets and Minor Arterial Streets; another consists of the following road: Major Arterial Lane inside the city, Minor Arterial Lane inside the city, branch road and pedestrian walk street. The intersection between different hierarchy roads should be avoided in order to reduce the influence to urban traffic.
By 2025, the population of country in GSC would has been 4000, the urban residents would has been 85,000, and 180,000 to 200,000 employees. This plan includes four detailed plans: public futilities, green system, landscape system and environment protected，to create a comfortable and convenient environment for the people working and living in GSC.
With GSC's unique ecological environment and comprehensive transport network advantages, GSC is favored more and more by businessmen.
Source: Guangzhou Municipal Government