On Aug. 25th to 27th, 2017, the First Session of Innovation and Development Forum for Featured Small Town in Western China was held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province.
With the theme of “The Town of ours, Sichuan under the Paradise”, the meeting attracted over 200 experts and scholars at home and abroad. They gathered to discuss the problems and working ideas for construction of small towns in the western region under the background of new type of urbanization, even the future of the featured small towns.
The towns had profound practical foundation in Sichuan, for “The Construction Action of 100 Towns” deployed and implemented by Sichuan Provincial government in 2013. After 3 years of efforts, the action has significantly enhanced carrying capacity of 300 pilot towns, and has been highly affirmed by the state.
On Aug. 26th, He Jian, the director of the Housing and Urban-Rural Development Bureau of Sichuan delivered a keynote speech; he indicated that the small towns were an important part of regional urban system, for they played an key role in connecting urban and rural for urbanization development, and were a important part of regional town system.
Taking “Internet Plus” as a means, the forum was a practice for small town construction of Chengdu, and it realized the intelligent interconnection among towns of Chengdu, and the seamless connection between urban and rural.
As the host site for this forum, Luodai Town took advantage of the unique historical and cultural resources, such as Hakka Culture and Creative Culture Industry; and it increasingly formed construction mode of featured small town, by taking “Hakka Culture” as a vein.