On September 8th, 2017, director of Xianning City Hubei Province Urban and Rural Planning Bureau Mr. Li and his delegation of fifteen people came to IFADUR Paris headquarters to share exchange studies.
Xianning City is located in the southeastern part of Hubei Province, the south bank of the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, known as "Hubei South Gate". In recent years, with the rise of China's central cities, the rapid development of Xianning City successively won: China Habitat Environment Award, the Country's Most Suitable Habitat City, China's Top Ten Most Innovative City, the second batch of renewable energy Building application demonstration city, the first batch of low-carbon economic pilot cities in Hubei Province, the first batch of national tourism standardization city, the national forest city honorary title.
Mr. Thierry Melot, President of IFADUR France, warmly received Mr. Li's delegation. First of all, Mr. Melot introduced himself and his team in the field of urban planning representative works, including the French La Défense CBD Urban Renewal, Lyon Old City Urban Regeneration, Zhuhai Hengqin New District Waterfront Urban Design project results. Among them, Mr. Li is very interested in the concept of mixed functions in Lyon old city urban regenaration project, and the layout of the water network in Hengqin New District project. He carefully asked the relevant practices. Secondly, Mr. Melot introduced the ten principles of sustainable development that he himself summed up through years of planning practice. Mr. Li said that these ideas represent the future of urban planning and development in China. For example, it is worth popularizing and practicing the new building materials with the priority of public transport in cities, urban and rural areas, and plant concrete.
In addition, Mr. Li entered into an in-depth discussion with Mr. Melot for the current planning of a university park project in Xianning City. In the end, Mr. Li invited Mr. Melot to visit Xianning and hoped to cooperate with IFADUR in the planning project of Xianning.