Xiong’An + urban farming = ?

GARDEN CITY

Garden city, Ebenezer Howard

The garden city movement is a method of urban planning in which self-contained communities are surrounded by “greenbelts“, containing proportionate areas of residences, industry, and agriculture. The idea was initiated in 1898 by Ebenezer Howard in the United Kingdom and aims to capture the primary benefits of a countryside environment and a city environment while avoiding the disadvantages presented by both.

Wikipedia

SITUATION IN CHINA

Lower Class

Lower-middle Class

Upper-middle Class

West-coast House, Shenzhen

CASE STUDY

URBED’s Bold Proposal to Reinvigorate the Garden City Movement

Brøndby Garden City In Denmark

It’s not actually a place where people live. They’re allotment gardens – i.e. a place for people who live in apartments in the city to have a little plot of land where they can do some gardening in the spring and summer months. Generally there are laws that prohibit people from living in them full time. And the houses are tiny, often meant be half shed/storage for gardening tools and just as a place to sit and have a cup of coffee in rainy weather.

Chuangzhi Garden, Shanghai

Site Plan, Chuangzhi Garden, reference: https://www.sohu.com/a/146406095_747944

CONCLUSION

1/ In new urban farming, residence grow fruit and vegetable in community for leisure and education

2/ People from different class love to grow fruit and vegetables in China, but the urban land resources for farming and gardening is limited

3/ There should be land reserved for urban farming and gardening (for education and leisure) in the new Xiong’An urban planing.

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