International Review for Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development
Online ISSN : 2187-3666
ISSN-L : 2187-3666
Section A: Planning Strategies and Design Concepts
Review on Advanced Practice of Provincial Spatial Planning: Case of a Western, Less Developed Province
Xin Lian
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2018 Volume 6 Issue 3 Pages 185-202


Since the establishment of a unified spatial planning system was introduced at the Central Urban Work Conference, 2015, a number of cities across China have introduced “multiple-plan integration” planning practices. In 2016, the Meeting of the Central Leading Group for Deepening Overall Reform approved a proposal in Ningxia Autonomous Region, China to carry out a province-wide multiple-plan integration and spatial reform pilot. With a total territory area of 664,000 km2, Ningxia is suitable for exploring a new theoretical mode for multiple-plan integration. This paper first reviews the policy from “multiple-plan integration” to the reform of the spatial planning system, which has become the principal means for conducting spatial governance and land use control. The paper will introduce the basic logic and framework of the Ningxia example based on the project study. Mainly focused on the compilation of spatial planning systems, this research derives from planning of functional zones, and key and core content of technology integration, so as to enrich the current research findings and provide new insights for the practice of spatial planning at the provincial level.

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