On October 31, the 2023 China (Suzhou) Urban and Garden Industry Development Forum hosted by Suzhou Garden Group, hosted by the Construction Industry Branch of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, was successfully held. Li Rusheng, chief engineer of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and chairman of the China Landscape Architecture Society, Chen Haodong, deputy director of the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, Shi Jiahong, deputy mayor of the Suzhou Municipal People’s Government, Li Liping, president of the Construction Industry Branch of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Suzhou Wei Shizhen, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of the Garden Group, was invited to attend and deliver a speech.
Li Rusheng, chief engineer of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and chairman of the Chinese Society of Landscape Architecture, delivered a speech
Chen Haodong, Deputy Director of the Department of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of Jiangsu Province, delivered a speech
Shi Jiahong, deputy mayor of Suzhou Municipal People’s Government, delivered a speech
Li Liping, Chairman of the Construction Industry Branch of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, delivered a welcome speech
Wei Shizhen, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of Suzhou Garden Group, delivered a welcome speech
Today marks the tenth anniversary of World Cities Day. Leaders from relevant competent departments, heads of relevant United Nations organizations, officials from foreign embassies and consulates in China, heavyweight experts and scholars from Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and China, from Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Huangshan, Baoding, etc. at home and abroad Representatives of garden cities, business representatives and professionals gathered together to discuss the two-way empowerment of high-quality development between the city and the garden industry based on the new era and new gardens. They also discussed how Suzhou’s garden industry can play a greater role in the construction of a Chinese-style modern city and its role in ecological humanities. Contribute more wisdom to the common development of the economy, do a good job in “new gardening articles” for a better life and beautiful China, draw a “new picture of gardening” for a happy city and park city, and help the gardening industry enter life, the world, and the future. Contribute gardening power to the sustainable development of global cities and the creation of modern residential cities.
This forum held the launch ceremony of “Suzhou Garden History”. “History of Suzhou Gardens” has collected and compiled more than 240 typical cases, more than 200 rare pictures, and written more than 600,000 words. This book systematically sorts out the historical context, cultural connotation, spatial characteristics and classic achievements of the development of Suzhou landscape architecture. It is of groundbreaking significance in promoting the research of Suzhou landscape architecture and provides a sample for exploring the history of Jiangnan landscape architecture.
In the keynote speech session, top gardening industry experts and scholars from home and abroad: Zhu Xiangming, a national engineering survey and design master and honorary chairman of the Shanghai Garden Design and Research Institute; Shanghai’s leading talent, deputy director of the Landscaping Committee of the Science and Technology Commission of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development , Zhang Lang, deputy director of the Standards Committee of the National Society of Landscape Architecture; Boeri, chief designer of the 2015 Milan Expo in Italy and chairman of the Milan Triennale Cultural Foundation; Boeri China Partner, Boeri Architectural Design Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Xu Yibo, general manager of the company; Liu Xingda, chairman of the Asian Human Settlements Association and Hong Kong Justice of the Peace; Zhong Lu, professional chief engineer of the Shanghai Municipal Engineering Design and Research Institute; head and chief designer of the Dutch Green Art International company and co-founder of the European Green City Development Foundation Tao Ruishan from the People’s Republic of China; Zhou Ying, chief representative of the China Affairs Office of the South Holland Provincial Government and general manager of the China Region of the Netherlands-China Business Promotion Co., Ltd.; He Fengchun, chairman of the Suzhou Garden Design Institute Co., Ltd. and a design master of Jiangsu Province; each gave a theme sharing, which attracted more than 100 people. The guests who attended the meeting appreciated the poetic and picturesque nature of garden culture and the breadth and depth of the garden industry.
On the 10th World Cities Day, in order to carry forward the forum theme of “Gardens, Make Cities Better”, to gather consensus on the development of the garden industry, and to enhance and enhance the ability to create greener and more sustainable cities, the Forum Organizing Committee hereby launches the ” Gardens, Make the City Better” Suzhou Initiative. Strengthen and enhance the gardening industry’s ability to create garden cities and park cities, and contribute to the sustainable development of global cities.
The garden industry is a beautiful industry, a beautiful industry, and an aesthetic industry that empowers the high-quality development of cities. It has social, economic, ecological, and cultural benefits. Suzhou Garden Group inherits the past and integrates the present, uses the garden industry to promote the inheritance of garden culture and promote innovation, promotes the integration of garden skills and culture into urban renewal, rural revitalization and ecological civilization construction, enters public life, expands application scenarios, integrates digital technology, and leads urban sustainability Sustainable development and green and low-carbon life make the dynamic “Suzhou painting” of the garden a “world landscape painting”. (China Daily Jiangsu Reporter Station Cangwei)
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